Software Engineer in Los Angeles Salary

Software Engineers in Los Angeles take home approximately $88K annually on average. Cash earnings for Los Angeles Software Engineers — which occasionally include more than $17K from bonuses and more than $15K from profit sharing — stretch from around $59K to approximately $129K. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$59,295 - $122,854
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MEDIAN: $88,357
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$19.69 - $61.58
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MEDIAN: $39.46
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,295 - $122,854  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,479  
Profit Sharing
$962 - $15,383  
Total Pay (?
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$58,621 - $129,057  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 482
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Hourly Rate
$19.69 - $61.58  
   
Overtime
$30.91 - $73.32  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,479  
   
Profit Sharing
$962 - $15,383  
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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$58,621 - $129,057  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 45
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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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The biggest paychecks can be found at Google, Inc. — the median salary there is $112K.

Pay by Experience Level for Software Engineer

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


For many Software Engineers in Los Angeles, Calif., more experience generally translates to higher pay. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $84K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $98K. Between one and two decades on the job, average salaries pass the six-figure mark at around $114K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $130K.

Key Stats for Software Engineer

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 57 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Software Engineer Salaries

▲45%

▲27%

▲10%

National Average
$89,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Software Engineer Salaries

▲14%

▲12%

▲6%


▲4%


National Average
$89,000

▼2%

▼5%

C
▼6%

SQL
▼6%

C++
▼8%


▼9%

C#
▼10%

▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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