The average pay for a Software Engineer is $72,722 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Software Engineer Total Pay (?
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$50,640 - $104,483
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MEDIAN: $72,721
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Software Engineer Total Pay (?
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$15.52 - $59.25
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MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,640 - $104,483  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,394  
Profit Sharing
$509 - $10,210  
Commission
$0.00 - $9,192  
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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$50,353 - $110,837  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 29,260
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.52 - $59.25  
   
Overtime
$19.83 - $59.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,394  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $9,192  
Profit Sharing
$509 - $10,210  
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).
)
$50,353 - $110,837  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 29,260
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Job Description for Software Engineer
A software engineer is responsible developing and maintaining software applications and/or systems that function reliably and efficiently. They apply computer science principles and mathematical analyses to develop software or systems responsive to users' needs. Their specific day-to-day tasks vary by their company and field. However, in all tasks, software engineers must exhibit logical, structured thinking and be able to identify even the most minute of glitches.
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Software Engineer Tasks
  • Write, modify, and debug software.
  • Design and develop application components.
  • Test and document software.
  • Analyze requirements and transform them into technical designs.
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Pay Difference By Location
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Experience Affects Software Engineer Salaries

National Average
$74,000

Skills That Affect Software Engineer Salaries

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Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
10%
female alumni
 
Male
90%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
4%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 8%
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