Earnings for Los Angeles Software Engineers come in at around $87K per year on average. Total incomes of Software Engineers in Los Angeles, Calif. incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $18K from bonuses and close to $15K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $59K and $129K. Career duration and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$59,550 - $122,765
(Median)
$60K
$87K
$120K
MEDIAN: $87,421
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$14.95 - $59.53
(Median)
$15
$38
$60
MEDIAN: $37.00
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90%

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Salary
$59,550 - $122,765  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,158  
Profit Sharing
$959 - $15,456  
Total Pay (?
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$58,507 - $129,031  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 489
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.95 - $59.53  
   
Overtime
$17.50 - $67.81  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,158  
   
Profit Sharing
$959 - $15,456  
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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$58,507 - $129,031  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 43
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About Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles County, California
3,888,117
Male:
1,958,998 (49.3%)
Female:
2,012,898 (50.7%)
Los Angeles (/lɒs ˈændʒəlᵻs/, Spanish for "The Angels"), officially the City of Los Angeles and often known by its initials L.A., is the second-most populous city in the United States after New York City, the most populous city in California, and the county seat of Los Angeles County. Situated in Southern California, Los Angeles is known for its mediterranean climate, ethnic diversity, sprawling metropolis, and as a major center of the American entertainment industry. Los Angeles lies in a large coastal basin surrounded on three sides by mountains reaching up to and over 10,000 feet (3,000 m). Historically home to the Chumash and Tongva, Los Angeles was claimed by Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo for Spain in 1542 along with the rest of what would become Alta California. The city was officially founded on September 4, 1781, by Spanish governor Felipe de Neve. It became a part of Mexico in 1821 following the Mexican...
Los Angeles:
$52,024
California:
$64,500
$1,271
Los Angeles:
$542,100
California:
$449,100
4.8%

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Google, Inc. offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $115K.

Pay by Experience Level for Software Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $83K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $96K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Six-figure salaries surface after one to two decades on the job — experienced professionals in this group reap a six-figure median of $108K. Software Engineers in Los Angeles, Calif. with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $121K.

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Experience Affects Software Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$88,000


Skills That Affect Software Engineer Salaries

Python
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Java
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C++ Programming Language
up arrow 1%

National Average
$88,000

JavaScript
up arrow 1%

.NET
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Microsoft SQL Server
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C
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C++
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SQL
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ASP.NET
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C#
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 58 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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