A Software Engineer in Des Moines, Iowa earns an average salary of $72,644 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are C# Programming Language, C#, and C++ Programming Language. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this career.

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$55,468 - $91,916  
   
Bonus
$3,000  
Profit Sharing
$4,943  
Total Pay (?
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$44,302 - $90,329  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$17.49  
   
Overtime
$25.34  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$3,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,943  
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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$44,302 - $90,329  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5

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About Des Moines, Iowa

Polk County, Iowa
210,317
Male:
103,726 (49.3%)
Female:
106,591 (50.7%)
Des Moines /dᵻˈmɔɪn/ is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Iowa. It is also the county seat of Polk County. A small portion of the city extends into Warren County. It was incorporated on September 22, 1851, as Fort Des Moines, which was shortened to "Des Moines" in 1857. It is located on and named after the Des Moines River, which likely was adapted from the French colonial name, Rivière des Moines, meaning "River of the Monks." The city's population was 203,433 as of the 2010 census. The five-county metropolitan area is ranked 91st in terms of population in the United States with 599,789 residents according to the 2013 estimate by the United States Census Bureau. Des Moines is a major center of the U.S. insurance industry and has a sizable financial services and publishing business base. The city was credited as the "number one...
Des Moines:
$49,072
Iowa:
$54,736
$781
Des Moines:
$119,500
Iowa:
$136,100
5.3%

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Experience Affects Software Engineer Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$70,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Software Engineer Salaries

C# Programming Language
up arrow 12%

C#
up arrow 11%

C++ Programming Language
up arrow 11%

.NET
up arrow 3%

Java
0%

National Average
$70,000

C++
up arrow 3%

SQL
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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