California is the promised land for Software Engineers at Google, Inc.; the three top-paying cities in America are Sunnyvale, Mountain View, and San Francisco. Total cash compensation to Software Engineers at Google, Inc. bottoms out near $83K and approaches $172K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $25K from bonuses and almost $51K from profit sharing. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The majority of Software Engineers at Google, Inc. claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men account for the majority of Software Engineers at Google, Inc. who responded to the questionnaire — 84 percent to be exact. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$80,785 - $139,055
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$81K
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MEDIAN: $109,867
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$12.26 - $61.41
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MEDIAN: $43.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$80,785 - $139,055  
   
Bonus
$5,133 - $25,203  
Profit Sharing
$979 - $51,355  
Total Pay (?
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$82,744 - $172,389  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 249
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$12.26 - $61.41  
   
Overtime
$12.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$5,133 - $25,203  
   
Profit Sharing
$979 - $51,355  
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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$82,744 - $172,389  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $124,297

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Sunnyvale, Mountain View, and San Francisco — each tucked away in California — boast salaries above the national rate for Software Engineers at Google, Inc., making this state top of the list for those looking to make even more money in this profession. One of the biggest compensable factors for Software Engineers at Google, Inc. is geography, with workers in Pittsburgh earning a whopping 25 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Los Angeles (7 percent lower) and San Jose (6 percent lower).

Google, Inc. Reviews

What is it like working as a Software Engineer at Google, Inc.?

Software Engineer in Kirkland:
"What to work on?"
Pros: Mostly fun and useful stuff. The company encourage everyone to learn about new technologies.
Cons: Documentation for some internal tools is very bad.

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Experience Affects Software Engineer Salaries



National Average
$124,000


Skills That Affect Software Engineer Salaries

Machine Learning
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UNIX
up arrow 6%

C++
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C++ Programming Language
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SQL
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Python
0%

National Average
$124,000

Java
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Linux
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HTML
up arrow 4%

C programming Language
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C
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JavaScript
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PHP
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C#
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C# Programming Language
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
medical benefits
Vision: 82%
dental benefits
None: 3%
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