The average pay for a Software Engineer in Cambridge, Massachusetts is $89,815 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. A skill in Linux is associated with high pay for this job. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$65,091 - $112,780
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MEDIAN: $89,815
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$65,091 - $112,780  
   
Bonus
$3,007 - $19,866  
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
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$64,987 - $122,268  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 86

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About Cambridge, Massachusetts

Middlesex County, Massachusetts
110,402
Male:
55,421 (50.2%)
Female:
54,981 (49.8%)
Cambridge is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States, in the Boston metropolitan area. Situated directly north of the city of Boston, across the Charles River, it was named in honor of the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, an important center of the Puritan theology embraced by the town's founders. Cambridge is home to two of the world's most highly regarded universities, Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Cambridge has also been home to Radcliffe College, once one of the leading colleges for women in the United States before it merged with Harvard. According to the 2010 Census, the city's population was 105,162. As of July 2014, it was the fifth most populous city in the state, behind Boston, Worcester, Springfield and Lowell. Cambridge was one of the two seats of Middlesex County prior to the abolition of county government in 1997; Lowell was the...
Cambridge:
$89,847
Massachusetts:
$70,628
$1,871
Cambridge:
$665,000
Massachusetts:
$352,100
2.3%

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Key Stats for Software Engineer

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
65%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
1%
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Experience Affects Software Engineer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$92,000


Skills That Affect Software Engineer Salaries

Linux
up arrow 11%

C#
up arrow 5%

up arrow 3%

SQL
up arrow 2%

Python
up arrow 1%

National Average
$92,000

C
up arrow 1%

JavaScript
up arrow 4%

C++
up arrow 6%

Ruby on Rails
up arrow 8%

C++ Programming Language
up arrow 10%

C programming Language
up arrow 18%

HTML
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
65%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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