Software Engineer in Los Angeles Salary

Los Angeles Software Engineers can expect to earn an average of $84K per year. Total cash compensation to Software Engineers in Los Angeles, Calif. varies from $58K to $125K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $15K each. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$58,676 - $121,497
(Median)
$59K
$84K
$120K
MEDIAN: $83,677
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$19.68 - $58.39
(Median)
$20
$37
$58
MEDIAN: $36.00
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90%

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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$58,676 - $121,497  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,899  
Profit Sharing
$498.33 - $14,453  
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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$57,693 - $125,271  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 660
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.68 - $58.39  
   
Overtime
$30.98 - $70.31  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,899  
   
Profit Sharing
$498.33 - $14,453  
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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$57,693 - $125,271  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 52
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Pay by Experience Level for Software Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Los Angeles Software Engineers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $79K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $93K on average. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $106K. Software Engineers in Los Angeles, Calif. who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $125K.

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Experience Affects Software Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 48%



National Average
$85,000


Skills That Affect Software Engineer Salaries

UNIX
up arrow 10%

up arrow 7%

JavaScript
up arrow 4%

Python
up arrow 2%

PHP
up arrow 2%

Ruby on Rails
0%

National Average
$85,000

C
up arrow 1%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 1%

C++
up arrow 2%

Java
up arrow 4%

.NET
up arrow 4%

HTML
up arrow 4%

ASP.NET
up arrow 4%

C#
up arrow 5%

SQL
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 90 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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