Entry-Level Software Engineer Salary

The average pay for an Entry-Level Software Engineer is $75,675 per year.

$55,116 - $112,796
$55K
$76K
$110K
MEDIAN: $76,368
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90%

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$16.49 - $49.59
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MEDIAN: $30.10
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$0$118K
Salary $55,116 - $112,796
Bonus $727 - $13,602
Profit Sharing $430.86 - $19,174
Commission $6,500
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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$54,022 - $118,597
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 21,371
Hourly Data $0$68
Hourly Rate $16.49 - $49.59
Hourly Tips $10.63
Overtime $22.37 - $68.81
Annual Data $0$118K
Bonus $727 - $13,602
Commission $6,500
Profit Sharing $430.86 - $19,174
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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$54,022 - $118,597
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,390

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $77,295

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Software Engineer Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Software Engineer in Canton:
"Challenges and career growth."
The best thing is to make sure the job fits your goals, it's something you enjoy doing and there potential for growth.

Software Engineer in Akron:
"Determine who has the expertise in the organization."
Stay current on computer technology.

Software Engineer in Dallas:
I wish I knew the characteristics of leadership, as they are impacting my job significantly.

Software Engineer in New York:
"Listen and share!"
Most important thing to do is to listen to good advice, and learn everywhere you can... And then share your knowledge -- with coworkers, on blogs, in presentations, whatever -- you can promote your 'brand' of learning and discovery by sharing with others.

Software Engineer in New York:
Software engineering is a real form of engineering, but full of a lot of quacks. Don't be one of those quacks.

Software Engineer in Columbia:
"Find something fun."
Find something that you really enjoy. It makes work fun.

Software Engineer in Washington:
"Learn to write well."
Think of yourself as a translator between human language and programming languages. Anyone can learn to give instructions that computers can follow, but a superior software author writes well in human language, too. Spend time writing quality documentation. Self-documenting code is wonderful, but it can't do everything. Good documentation explains why a program was written, which is much more important. If you are in school, take a writing class every semester. Take writing classes as continuing education, in addition to any computer technical education.

Key Stats for Software Engineer

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2626 votes.
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
12%
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Skills That Affect Software Engineer Salaries

▲7%

▲3%

▼0%

National Average
$77,000

JavaScript
▼1%

▼1%



▼6%

SQL
▼7%


▼9%



C#
▼13%

▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2626 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 9%
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