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.