Software Engineer Salary in Los Angeles

Pay for Software Engineers in Los Angeles sits in the ballpark of $81K per year. Final cash compensation to Los Angeles Software Engineers varies from around $56K to approximately $120K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $12K and $19K, respectively. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Most Software Engineers in Los Angeles, Calif. report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$57,845 - $117,525
(Median)
$58K
$81K
$120K
MEDIAN: $80,736
10%
50%
90%

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$20.57 - $57.00
(Median)
$21
$38
$57
MEDIAN: $37.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$57,845 - $117,525  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,711  
Profit Sharing
$309.13 - $19,392  
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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$55,836 - $120,015  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 551
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.57 - $57.00  
   
Overtime
$30.82 - $74.58  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,711  
   
Profit Sharing
$309.13 - $19,392  
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).
)
$55,836 - $120,015  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 52
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Pay by Experience Level for Software Engineer in Los Angeles, California

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Software Engineers in Los Angeles, Calif. The average beginner in this position makes around $76K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $90K. Professionals who spend a good 10 to 20 years in the workforce haul in an average of $105K. Los Angeles Software Engineers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $117K.

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Experience Affects Software Engineer in Los Angeles, California Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 43%



National Average
$82,000


Skills That Affect Software Engineer in Los Angeles, California Salaries

Oracle
up arrow 14%

JavaScript
up arrow 4%

Linux
up arrow 3%

C
up arrow 3%

Python
up arrow 1%

UNIX
0%

Microsoft SQL Server
0%

National Average
$82,000

C++
up arrow 1%

PHP
up arrow 1%

Java
up arrow 4%

C#
up arrow 4%

SQL
up arrow 4%

.NET
up arrow 4%

HTML
up arrow 4%

ASP.NET
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 82 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 8%
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