Software Engineer at International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. Salary

The average Software Engineer at International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. earns approximately $85K per year. Final cash compensation to Software Engineers at International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. varies from around $69K to approximately $118K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $10K and $3K, respectively. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. There are far more male Software Engineers at International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. survey respondents than women, making up 85 percent. Job satisfaction for Software Engineers at International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. is high. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$68,516 - $115,742
$69K
$85K
$120K
MEDIAN: $84,768
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Salary
$68,516 - $115,742  
   
Bonus
$206.08 - $9,845  
Profit Sharing
$735 - $3,064  
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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$68,973 - $117,986  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 237

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Pay by Experience Level for Software Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Software Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Software Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 171 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Software Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $97,000 based on 26 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $100,000 based on 37 salaries. A Software Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $107,000 based on 18 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $86,451

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Surpassing the national average by 16 percent, Software Engineers at International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. in San Jose receive some of the highest pay in the country. Software Engineers at International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. will also find cushy salaries in Rochester (+11 percent) and Boston (+10 percent). Software Engineers at International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. in Cleveland make 24 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Tucson (21 percent less) and Dallas (17 percent less).

International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Software Engineer at International Business Machines (IBM) Corp.?

Software Engineer in Cambridge:
Pros: Flexible hours, remote work is possible, low-medium stress, talented co-workers.
Cons: Below market salaries, very variable bonus compensation and raises (all low to nothing), inconvenient location, does not value low level employees.

Key Stats for Software Engineer

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 39 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Software Engineer Salaries

▲24%

▲16%

▲13%

National Average
$86,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Software Engineer Salaries

▲7%

▲5%



SQL
▲2%

▲1%

▼0%

C# Programming Language
▼0%

National Average
$86,000

C++
▼1%

PHP
▼2%

▼5%

C
▼7%

▼11%

C#
▼12%

Software Development
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
no benefits
None: 3%
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