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Software Engineer Salary at Microsoft Corp

Software Engineers at Microsoft Corp see excellent average salaries — about $103K annually. Total cash compensation to Software Engineers at Microsoft Corp bottoms out near $78K and approaches $137K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $20K from bonuses and almost $13K from profit sharing. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Software Engineers at Microsoft Corp who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 85 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$76,280 - $123,326
MEDIAN: $103,472

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National Salary 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.
$76,280 - $123,326  
$3,234 - $19,648  
Profit Sharing
$900 - $13,018  
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).
$78,261 - $136,848  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 195

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Pay Difference by Location

Software Engineers at Microsoft Corp working in Redmond earn a bit more than the national average, but overall, earnings in this area are not heavily influenced by geographic location. The lowest-paying market is Seattle, which sits 1 percent below the national average.

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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Experience Affects Software Engineer at Microsoft Corp Salaries

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Skills That Affect Software Engineer at Microsoft Corp Salaries

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Internet Information Server (IIS)
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 44 votes.


15 %
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 97% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 78% employee benefits None: 3%