Software Engineers at International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. pull down an average of $82K per year. Total cash compensation to Software Engineers at International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. bottoms out near $69K and approaches $115K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $10K from bonuses and almost $3K from profit sharing. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 87 percent of Software Engineers at International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. are male. The majority of Software Engineers at International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$68,450 - $112,746
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$68K
$82K
$110K
MEDIAN: $81,925
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$68,450 - $112,746  
   
Bonus
$507 - $9,933  
Profit Sharing
$450.00 - $3,000  
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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$68,864 - $114,771  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 247
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Pay by Experience Level for Software Engineer

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


Software Engineers at International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $78K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $99K. Between one and two decades on the job, average salaries pass the six-figure mark at around $101K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Software Engineers at International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $110K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $83,506

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Surpassing the national average by 28 percent, Software Engineers at International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Software Engineers at International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. will also find cushy salaries in San Jose (+17 percent) and Boston (+11 percent). Software Engineers at International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. in Cleveland take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 22 percent less than the national average. Workers in Tucson and Rochester earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (19 percent less and 9 percent less, respectively).

International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. Reviews

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.

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Experience Affects Software Engineer Salaries




National Average
$84,000


Skills That Affect Software Engineer Salaries

UNIX
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C++ Programming Language
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C programming Language
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SQL
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PHP
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C++
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C# Programming Language
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National Average
$84,000

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HTML
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C#
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 3%
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