Software Engineer Salary in Los Angeles

Median pay for Software Engineers in Los Angeles, Calif. is around $81K per year. In the world of Software Engineers in Los Angeles, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $12K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $19K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $56K and $120K. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$57,910 - $117,436
(Median)
$58K
$81K
$120K
MEDIAN: $80,774
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90%

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$20.53 - $57.29
(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
$57,910 - $117,436  
   
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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$55,922 - $119,955  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 554
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.53 - $57.29  
   
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).
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$55,922 - $119,955  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 51
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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.


Los Angeles Software Engineers with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $76K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $90K. Experienced professionals who have spent one to two decades on the job can score lucrative paychecks that average out to $105K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of 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%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 1%

UNIX
0%

National Average
$82,000

C++
up arrow 1%

PHP
up arrow 1%

HTML
up arrow 3%

Java
up arrow 4%

C#
up arrow 4%

SQL
up arrow 4%

.NET
up arrow 4%

ASP.NET
up arrow 5%

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: 91% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 7%
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