A Software Engineer in Fairfax, Virginia earns an average salary of $76,187 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are UNIX, Linux, JavaScript, SQL, and C. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$59,130 - $124,611
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MEDIAN: $76,187
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$0.00 - $10,295  
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
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$58,537 - $127,639  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 123

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About Fairfax, Virginia

Fairfax city, Virginia
23,507
Male:
11,638 (49.5%)
Female:
11,869 (50.5%)
Fairfax (/ˈfɛər.fæks/ FAIR-faks), colloquially Central Fairfax, Downtown Fairfax, Fairfax City, Historic Fairfax, or City of Fairfax, is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 census the population was 22,565, which had risen to an estimated 24,013 as of 2015. The city of Fairfax is an enclave within Fairfax County. However, Fairfax County is a separate political entity. The city of Fairfax, and the area immediately surrounding the historical border of the city of Fairfax, also officially designated by Fairfax County as "Fairfax", comprise the county seat of Fairfax County. Situated in Northern Virginia, Fairfax is part of the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city is 17 miles (27 km) west of Washington, D.C. The Washington Metro's Orange Line serves Fairfax through its Vienna station. CUE Bus and Metrobus operate in Fairfax. George Mason University (GMU), Virginia's largest public institution, is located just outside...
Fairfax:
$100,584
Virginia:
$64,792
$1,671
Fairfax:
$462,800
Virginia:
$243,500
3.8%

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Experience Affects Software Engineer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 49%


National Average
$77,000


Skills That Affect Software Engineer Salaries

UNIX
up arrow 23%

Linux
up arrow 14%

JavaScript
up arrow 13%

SQL
up arrow 12%

C
up arrow 11%

Python
up arrow 10%

Oracle
up arrow 10%

HTML
up arrow 8%

National Average
$77,000

Java
up arrow 2%

C++
up arrow 3%

C#
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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