Software Engineer in Los Angeles Salary

Software Engineers in Los Angeles can expect to earn an average of $88K annually. With some bonuses approaching $17K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $15K, overall incomes of Software Engineers in Los Angeles, Calif. spread between $58K and $129K depending on individual performance. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$58,357 - $123,028
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$88K
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MEDIAN: $88,155
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$19.97 - $62.29
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MEDIAN: $38.87
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Salary
$58,357 - $123,028  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,212  
Profit Sharing
$965 - $15,260  
Total Pay (?
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$57,829 - $128,949  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 505
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Hourly Rate
$19.97 - $62.29  
   
Overtime
$31.43 - $72.70  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,212  
   
Profit Sharing
$965 - $15,260  
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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$57,829 - $128,949  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 43

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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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Pay by Experience Level for Software Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Software Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Software Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $84,000 based on 393 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Software Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $98,000 based on 139 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $114,000 based on 62 salaries. A Software Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $130,000 based on 21 salaries.

Key Stats for Software Engineer

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 60 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Software Engineer Salaries

▲45%

▲28%

▲10%

National Average
$89,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Software Engineer Salaries

▲14%

▲12%

▲6%


▲4%


National Average
$89,000

▼1%

SQL
▼5%

▼5%

C
▼6%

C++
▼7%


▼9%

C#
▼10%

▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 60 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
no benefits
None: 10%
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