Software Engineers in Los Angeles, Calif. can expect wages of $88K per year on average. In the world of Los Angeles Software Engineers, overall income ranges from $58K near the bottom to $128K at the top; this can include more than $18K from bonuses and more than $15K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. The particular firm and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. The majority of Software Engineers in Los Angeles claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$59,433 - $122,467
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MEDIAN: $87,871
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Salary
$59,433 - $122,467  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,549  
Profit Sharing
$959 - $15,456  
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$58,455 - $128,278  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 495
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$17.50 - $63.50  
   
Overtime
$31.43 - $67.81  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,549  
   
Profit Sharing
$959 - $15,456  
Total Pay (?
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$58,455 - $128,278  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 44

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About Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles County, California
3,971,896
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
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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.


For Software Engineers in Los Angeles, Calif., experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $83K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $97K. Professionals who claim 10 to 20 years of experience can secure some pretty cushy paychecks; the median for this group is a six-figure $110K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $119K.

Key Stats for Software Engineer

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 56 votes.
050
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Software Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 35%



National Average
$88,000


Skills That Affect Software Engineer Salaries

Ruby on Rails
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Python
up arrow 12%

up arrow 5%

up arrow 4%


C++ Programming Language
0%

National Average
$88,000


C
up arrow 5%

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C++
up arrow 6%


SQL
up arrow 6%

ASP.NET
up arrow 8%

C#
up arrow 9%

up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 56 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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