A Junior Software Engineer earns an average salary of $56,896 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.
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$40,256 - $74,327
$40K
$57K
$74K
MEDIAN: $56,895
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$12.85 - $34.35
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$40,256 - $74,327  
   
Bonus
$197.74 - $7,250  
Profit Sharing
$51.52 - $5,068  
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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$38,446 - $75,195  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,188
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.85 - $34.35  
   
Overtime
$12.77 - $49.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$197.74 - $7,250  
   
Profit Sharing
$51.52 - $5,068  
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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$38,446 - $75,195  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 170

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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

  • Assist with research and develop; design software systems and applications.
  • Write C#, HTML, JavaScript, CSS, and other computer code
  • Perform engineering level tests to find defects; troubleshoot and debug development and production issues.
  • 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.

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National Average: $56,508

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What is it like working as a Junior Software Engineer?

Junior Software Engineer in Providence:
"Technical Intern."
Pros: There is plenty of technology to learn. Fidelity invest heavily in their technologist/technology.
Cons: The job can be slow at times due to lack of work or time available from more senior members of the team.

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Key Stats for Junior Software Engineer

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 100 votes.
Less than 1 year
36%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
3%
10-19 years
0%
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Experience Affects Junior Software Engineer Salaries

Experienced
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National Average
$57,000

Skills That Affect Junior Software Engineer Salaries

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Linux
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Java
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National Average
$57,000

JavaScript
up arrow 1%

C++
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SQL
up arrow 1%

Web Development
up arrow 2%

ASP.NET Framework
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C#
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 100 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
36%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
3%
10-19 years
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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