Entry-Level Software Engineer Salary (United States)

An Entry-Level Software Engineer earns an average salary of $68,292 per year. A skill in Python is associated with high pay for this job.
Entry-Level Software Engineer Total Pay (?
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$49,329 - $97,569
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $68,292
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Entry-Level Software Engineer Total Pay (?
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$14.82 - $44.01
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,329 - $97,569  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,196  
Profit Sharing
$493.03 - $10,144  
Commission
$300.00 - $26,461  
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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$48,716 - $101,515  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 18,763
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.82 - $44.01  
   
Overtime
$19.35 - $56.74  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,196  
   
Commission
$300.00 - $26,461  
Profit Sharing
$493.03 - $10,144  
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).
)
$48,716 - $101,515  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 18,763
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Software Engineer Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Software Engineer in Pittsburgh:
"Learn To Solve Problems, Understand Business Needs."
Never stop learning new and better ways of solving problems; embrace failure as a necessary component of growth; don't try to change the world--try to make the world better one small piece at a time.
Software Engineer in Kirkland:
"Communication Skills Matter."
If you've ignored your communication skills up to this point, take some time and energy your first few years out of university developing them. Even if you stay in a purely technical role you will need to convince others of your greatness. Even if you have some experience there is probably more you could do. - Written v. Verbal. - Formal and structured v. Informal and unstructured. - 1:1 v. Small group v. Large group. - Technical v, non-technical audience.

Skills That Affect Entry-Level Software Engineer Salaries

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$69,000
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Gender

Female
9%
female alumni
 
Male
91%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 8%
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