The average salary for a Junior Software Engineer is $52,410 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this career.
Junior Software Engineer Total Pay (?
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$38,848 - $71,067
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MEDIAN: $52,409
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Junior Software Engineer Total Pay (?
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$12.23 - $29.52
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$38,848 - $71,067  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,804  
Profit Sharing
$385.41 - $6,076  
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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$34,763 - $71,309  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 877
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.23 - $29.52  
   
Overtime
$18.25 - $44.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,804  
   
Profit Sharing
$385.41 - $6,076  
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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$34,763 - $71,309  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 877
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Job Description for Junior Software Engineer
A junior software engineer designs codes for new software and also modifies current software. They are responsible for correcting defects and debugging software. They also recommend changes to existing software, as well as develop ideas for implementing future software. A junior software engineer must be able to keep up with rapidly changing computer technology. They must be proficient in Java-based applications, as well as work with a team of other engineers and/or information technology (IT) professionals. Junior software engineers must be able to do custom development, integrate older tools and technologies, and continuously build their own skills. They must be able to research and analyze existing programs and assist in preparing documentation for work assignments. They also conduct regular quality assurance activities such as a peer review and during meetings.
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Junior Software Engineer Tasks
  • Work closely with the team, and report clearly and accurately to management.
  • Troubleshoot, test and validate software issues; resolve issues with due urgency and maintain thorough documentation of all software solutions.
  • Perform engineering level tests to find defects; troubleshoot and debug development and production issues.
  • Assist with research and develop; design software systems and applications.
  • Write C#, HTML, JavaScript, CSS, and other computer code
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Pay Difference By Location
San Jose
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San Francisco
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Seattle
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Boston
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Atlanta
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New York
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Washington
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Portland
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Chicago
up arrow 7%
Austin
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Los Angeles
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San Diego
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National Average
$52,000
Cleveland
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Salt Lake City
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Experience Affects Junior Software Engineer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 44%
Mid-Career
up arrow 14%
National Average
$52,000

Skills That Affect Junior Software Engineer Salaries

Java
up arrow 2%
SQL
up arrow 1%
National Average
$52,000
JavaScript
up arrow 1%
C++
up arrow 2%
HTML
up arrow 3%
.NET
up arrow 5%
C#
up arrow 5%
ASP.NET
up arrow 11%
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 146 votes.
Gender
Female
16%
female alumni
 
Male
84%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
30%
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
4%
10-19 years
1%
20 years or more
0%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 10%
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