Computer Software Engineer Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Computer Software Engineer is $77,237 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. A skill in C++ is associated with high pay for this job.
Computer Software Engineer Total Pay (?
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$48,809 - $109,431
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MEDIAN: $77,236
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Computer Software Engineer Total Pay (?
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$10.07 - $83.44
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MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,809 - $109,431  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,544  
Profit Sharing
$55.37 - $10,137  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$48,757 - $114,047  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 157
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$10.07 - $83.44  
   
Overtime
$32.31 - $43.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,544  
   
Profit Sharing
$55.37 - $10,137  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$48,757 - $114,047  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 157
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Job Description for Computer Software Engineer
  • Maintain existing software programs within a computer information system.
  • Maintain current knowledge of software technology and techniques.
  • Integrate software programs into existing computer information systems.
  • Research, design and develop software for computer information systems.
  • Collaborate with testing team to ensure quality product deliverable.

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Experience Affects Computer Software Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%
Experienced
up arrow 14%
National Average
$79,000

Skills That Affect Computer Software Engineer Salaries

C++
up arrow 12%
C#
up arrow 3%
Python
0%
National Average
$79,000
Java
up arrow 1%
C
up arrow 8%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 27 votes.
Gender
Female
7%
female alumni
 
Male
93%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 9%
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