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Software Engineer Salary in Los Angeles

Software Engineers in Los Angeles can expect wages of $79K per year on average. Total cash compensation to Software Engineers in Los Angeles, Calif. approaches anywhere from $55K on the lower end to $115K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $10K from bonuses and upwards of $20K from profit sharing. Work is enjoyable for Los Angeles Software Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
$55,998 - $110,515
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MEDIAN: $78,935
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$21.64 - $54.87
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$55,998 - $110,515  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,264  
Profit Sharing
$309.13 - $20,067  
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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$55,397 - $115,312  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 510
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$21.64 - $54.87  
   
Overtime
$17.50 - $70.96  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,264  
   
Profit Sharing
$309.13 - $20,067  
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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$55,397 - $115,312  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | 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.


For many Los Angeles Software Engineers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $76K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $88K. Those with 10 to 20 years of experience under their belts can expect their paychecks to flourish around the six-figure median of $103K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $117K on average.

Experience Affects Software Engineer in Los Angeles, California Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 45%



National Average
$80,000


Skills That Affect Software Engineer in Los Angeles, California Salaries


C
up arrow 4%

Oracle
up arrow 4%

Linux
up arrow 3%

Python
up arrow 3%

National Average
$80,000

HTML
up arrow 1%

C++
up arrow 2%

.NET
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PHP
up arrow 2%

C#
up arrow 3%

ASP.NET
up arrow 3%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 3%

Java
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SQL
up arrow 4%

UNIX
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 92 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 9%