Software Engineer Salary at Microsoft Corp

Six-figure salaries are the norm for Software Engineers at Microsoft Corp , with median pay hovering around $107K per year. Total incomes of Software Engineers at Microsoft Corp incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $20K from bonuses and close to $15K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $81K and $139K. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Software Engineers at Microsoft Corp, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men account for the majority of Software Engineers at Microsoft Corp who responded to the questionnaire — 86 percent to be exact. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$78,698 - $123,841
MEDIAN: $106,766

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$78,698 - $123,841  
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Profit Sharing
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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).
$80,604 - $138,503  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 236
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Pay Difference by Location

Falling short of the national average by 3 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Seattle.

Microsoft Corp Reviews

What is it like working as a Software Engineer at Microsoft Corp?

Software Engineer in Redmond:
"Stable and reputable job at Microsoft."
Pros: I like the pay, the benefits, the flexible schedule and the diverse opportunities that can be found here.
Cons: It's a slow moving company, you have to pay for your own food, no free massages.

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 43 votes.


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86 %

Years of Experience

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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 97% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 79% employee benefits None: 3%