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Software Engineer Salary in Los Angeles (United States)

A relatively junior crowd, slightly more than half of Software Engineers in Los Angeles, Calif. have fewer than five years of experience under their belt and the average salary for the field is $78K per year. Total cash earnings of Software Engineers in Los Angeles range from $55K on the low end to $115K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $10K and $20K, respectively. A strong majority enjoy medical while a fair portion get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Most Los Angeles Software Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Software Engineer in Los Angeles, California Salary (?
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$55,535 - $108,266
(Median)
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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  
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  
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.
Software Engineers in Los Angeles, Calif. generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $75K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $87K. Those with 10 to 20 years of experience under their belts can expect their paychecks to flourish around the six-figure median of $102K. 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 $118K. Age distribution in this workforce is concentrated between one and nine years of experience; most of respondents fall in this range. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up nearly one in eight of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than 10 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining fewer than one in twenty.
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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
up arrow 2%
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
up arrow 3%
PHP
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C++
up arrow 4%
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%