Software Engineer Salary in Los Angeles (United States)

A relatively young group of workers, more than half of Software Engineers in Los Angeles report fewer than five years on the job; the group as a whole earns roughly $79,866 per year on average. Compensation ranges from $55,255 on the low end to $114,587 per year on the high end. Overall cash income ranges from $55,535 near the bottom to $108,266) near the top; it includes potential earnings of $10,203 from bonuses and $20K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Most people in this field enjoy health coverage; most receive medical and dental insurance and more than half get vision insurance. Most Software Engineers in Los Angeles, Calif. like their work and job satisfaction is high. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Software Engineer in Los Angeles, California Salary (?
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$55,535 - $108,266
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MEDIAN: $78,489
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Software Engineer in Los Angeles, California Salary (?
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$21.60 - $63.34
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MEDIAN: $36.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$55,535 - $108,266  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,203  
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $20,000  
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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$55,255 - $114,587  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 498
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$21.60 - $63.34  
   
Overtime
$30.82 - $74.58  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,203  
   
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $20,000  
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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$55,255 - $114,587  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 51
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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 but not all Software Engineers in Los Angeles, Calif., a key factor in salary decisions is experience; more experience generally yields higher pay. Starting at around $77K, salaries see a boost to $88K after five to 10 years. Six-figure salaries surface after one to two decades on the job—experienced workers bring in an estimated $102K. The 20-year mark seems to bring slower salary growth, and Software Engineers in Los Angeles at this tenure level tend to see their incomes plateau to $118K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 12 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than 10, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five. Most employees in this workforce have between one and nine years of experience; most of those surveyed fall within this distribution.

Experience Affects Software Engineer in Los Angeles, California Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 48%
National Average
$80,000

Skills That Affect Software Engineer in Los Angeles, California Salaries

C
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Python
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Linux
0%
ASP.NET
0%
PL/SQL
0%
National Average
$80,000
.NET
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C#
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HTML
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Microsoft SQL Server
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PHP
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C++
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SQL
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UNIX
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 100 votes.

Gender

Female
7%
female alumni
 
Male
93%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

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