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Software Engineer Salary at Microsoft Corp

Wages for Software Engineers at Microsoft Corp are generous, with average pay above six figures ($108K) per year. Cash earnings for Software Engineers at Microsoft Corp — including $20K in bonuses and $15K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $79K to $135K depending on individual performance. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Software Engineers at Microsoft Corp who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 86 percent. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
$76,327 - $122,520
MEDIAN: $100,792

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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.
$76,327 - $122,520  
$3,167 - $19,562  
Profit Sharing
$1,946 - $15,101  
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).
$78,754 - $134,665  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 168
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Pay Difference by Location

Though Software Engineers at Microsoft Corp can find somewhat larger paychecks in Redmond — just above the national average — location actually has a very small overall effect on compensation in this occupation. With compensation 2 percent below the national average, Bellevue is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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.

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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Job Satisfaction

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


14 %
86 %

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: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 77% employee benefits None: 3%