Junior Software Engineer Salary

For Junior Software Engineers, yearly average wages total $58K annually. Cash earnings for Junior Software Engineers — which occasionally include more than $7K from bonuses and more than $5K from profit sharing — stretch from around $39K to approximately $77K. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography and years of experience. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The vast majority of Junior Software Engineers (82 percent) who took the survey are men. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$40,520 - $76,245
$41K
$58K
$76K
MEDIAN: $58,439
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$13.70 - $34.68
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$40,520 - $76,245  
   
Bonus
$204.82 - $7,097  
Profit Sharing
$96.35 - $4,932  
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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$38,979 - $76,760  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,330
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.70 - $34.68  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.63  
Overtime
$18.19 - $50.94  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$204.82 - $7,097  
   
Profit Sharing
$96.35 - $4,932  
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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$38,979 - $76,760  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 196

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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.

Common Career Paths for Junior Software Engineer


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As Junior Software Engineers transition into upper-level roles such as Senior Software Engineer, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Senior Software Engineers earn $108K on average per year. A common career progression for a Junior Software Engineer is to become a Software Engineer or a Software Developer. Compared to Junior Software Engineers, the first group earns $20K more on average, and the second group earns $10K more.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Junior Software Engineer


Junior Software Engineers flock to Leidos for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $73K lead the pack in compensation.

Popular Skills for Junior Software Engineer


Survey results imply that Junior Software Engineers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Python, C++ Programming Language, Java, and C++ are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include ASP.NET, C#, and Microsoft SQL Server. It is not unusual for someone who knows .NET to be familiar with C# as well.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $58,045

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Junior Software Engineers, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 38 percent greater than the national average. Junior Software Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+16 percent), Boston (+15 percent), Seattle (+13 percent), and Los Angeles (+10 percent). Junior Software Engineers in Dayton report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 22 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Employers in Dallas and St. Louis also lean toward paying below-median salaries (14 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively).

Junior Software Engineer Reviews

Q: 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
18 %
Male
82 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 130 votes.
Less than 1 year
35%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
3%
10-19 years
0%
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Experience Affects Junior Software Engineer Salaries

Experienced
▲20%

▲6%

National Average
$58,000

▼2%

Skills That Affect Junior Software Engineer Salaries

▲5%


▲2%

National Average
$58,000

▼3%

C++
▼3%


SQL
▼4%

▼5%




▼8%


C#
▼13%

▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 130 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
35%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
3%
10-19 years
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 14%
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