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

Median pay for Software Engineers at International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. is around $87K per year. With some bonuses approaching $10K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $5K, overall incomes of Software Engineers at International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. spread between $70K and $120K depending on individual performance. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 86 percent of Software Engineers at International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. are male. Most Software Engineers at International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$69,163 - $117,056
$69K
$87K
$120K
MEDIAN: $87,092
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Salary $69,163 - $117,056
Bonus $479.20 - $9,807
Profit Sharing $730 - $5,068
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$69,514 - $120,126
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 219

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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: $88,908

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

San Jose is home to an above-average pay rate for Software Engineers at International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., 13 percent higher than the national average. Software Engineers at International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. will also find cushy salaries in Rochester (+8 percent) and Boston (+7 percent). Software Engineers at International Business Machines (IBM) Corp.' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Software Engineers at International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. in Cleveland bring in salaries that are 26 percent lower than the national average. Employers in Tucson and Dallas also lean toward paying below-median salaries (23 percent lower and 19 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
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 38 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Software Engineer Salaries

▲21%

▲13%

▲10%

National Average
$89,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Software Engineer Salaries

▲4%

▲2%


National Average
$89,000


SQL
▼1%

▼2%

C++
▼3%

▼3%

C# Programming Language
▼3%

PHP
▼4%

▼7%

C
▼10%

▼13%

C#
▼15%

Software Development
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
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: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 3%
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