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Software Engineer Salary in Los Angeles

Median pay for Software Engineers in Los Angeles is around $80K annually. Total cash earnings of Los Angeles Software Engineers range from $56K on the low end to $118K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $10K and $20K, respectively. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$57,134 - $115,458
(Median)
$57K
$80K
$120K
MEDIAN: $80,300
10%
50%
90%

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$20.57 - $63.02
(Median)
$21
$38
$63
MEDIAN: $37.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary 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
Salary
$57,134 - $115,458  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,378  
Profit Sharing
$304.10 - $19,727  
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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$55,757 - $118,146  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 546
National Hourly Rate 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.
)
$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$20.57 - $63.02  
   
Overtime
$30.64 - $75.28  
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.
)
$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,378  
   
Profit Sharing
$304.10 - $19,727  
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).
)
$55,757 - $118,146  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | 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.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Software Engineers in Los Angeles, Calif. The average beginner in this position makes around $76K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $90K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $103K. Los Angeles Software Engineers who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $118K.

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Experience Affects Software Engineer in Los Angeles, California Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 45%



National Average
$82,000


Skills That Affect Software Engineer in Los Angeles, California Salaries


Linux
up arrow 4%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 3%

Python
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C
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National Average
$82,000

C++
up arrow 2%

HTML
up arrow 2%

PHP
up arrow 2%

PL/SQL
up arrow 2%

.NET
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C#
up arrow 4%

SQL
up arrow 4%

UNIX
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up arrow 5%

ASP.NET
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 89 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

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