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

Average Software Engineers at International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. make around $84K per year. Cash earnings for Software Engineers at International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. — which occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $3K from profit sharing — stretch from around $69K to approximately $116K. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Software Engineers at International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 87 percent. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Work is enjoyable for Software Engineers at International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$68,823 - $114,922
$69K
$84K
$110K
MEDIAN: $83,506
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Salary
$68,823 - $114,922  
   
Bonus
$479.71 - $9,983  
Profit Sharing
$735 - $3,064  
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$69,263 - $115,964  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 228

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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: $85,126

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For Software Engineers at International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., San Jose provides a pay rate that is 18 percent greater than the national average. Software Engineers at International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. will also find cushy salaries in Rochester (+13 percent) and Boston (+12 percent). Software Engineers at International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. in Cleveland make 23 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Employers in Tucson and Dallas also lean toward paying below-median salaries (20 percent lower and 15 percent lower, respectively).

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
13 %
Male
87 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Software Engineer Salaries

▲26%

▲18%

▲14%

National Average
$85,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Software Engineer Salaries

▲8%

▲6%



SQL
▲3%

▲2%

C# Programming Language
▲2%

C++
▲1%

▲1%

PHP
▼0%

National Average
$85,000

▼3%

C
▼6%

▼10%

C#
▼11%

Software Development
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
no benefits
None: 4%