Computer Software Engineer Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Computer Software Engineer is $77,060 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Computer Software Engineer Total Pay (?
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$49,030 - $109,194
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $77,059
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Computer Software Engineer Total Pay (?
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$10.30 - $81.44
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,030 - $109,194  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,320  
Profit Sharing
$56.17 - $10,067  
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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$49,185 - $113,470  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 173
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$10.30 - $81.44  
   
Overtime
$12.08 - $45.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,320  
   
Profit Sharing
$56.17 - $10,067  
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).
)
$49,185 - $113,470  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 173
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Computer Software Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

San Jose
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Seattle
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National Average
$79,000
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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 5%
C#
up arrow 1%
National Average
$79,000
Python
up arrow 1%
Software Development
up arrow 3%
Java
up arrow 5%
C
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
6%
female alumni
 
Male
94%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 8%
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