Software Engineer at Microsoft Corp Salary

Software Engineers at Microsoft Corp can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $114K) surpassing six figures annually. In the world of Software Engineers at Microsoft Corp, total cash compensation can vary between $90K and $150K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $20K and $15K, respectively. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. There are far more male Software Engineers at Microsoft Corp survey respondents than women, making up 84 percent. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Most Software Engineers at Microsoft Corp report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$91,392 - $132,916
$91K
$110K
$130K
MEDIAN: $114,243
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$15.32 - $97.87
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$98
MEDIAN: $50.57
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$91,392 - $132,916  
   
Bonus
$4,942 - $19,918  
Profit Sharing
$1,017 - $15,260  
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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$89,865 - $150,193  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 211
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$15.32 - $97.87  
   
Overtime
$90.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$4,942 - $19,918  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,017 - $15,260  
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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$89,865 - $150,193  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 12

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Pay by Experience Level for Software Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Software Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Software Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $117,000 based on 148 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Software Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $132,000 based on 61 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $134,000 based on 30 salaries. A Software Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $157,000 based on 7 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $122,930

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Compared to the national average, Redmond Software Engineers at Microsoft Corp have slightly bigger paychecks. Nonetheless, location does not appear to strongly drive pay in one direction or the other for this occupation. Seattle ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 4 percent below the national average.

Microsoft Corp Reviews

Q: 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.

Key Stats for Software Engineer

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Software Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
▲28%

▲9%

▲7%

National Average
$123,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Software Engineer Salaries

▲3%

▲3%





HTML
▲1%

National Average
$123,000

C programming Language
▼1%

C
▼2%

C#
▼3%

C++
▼3%

SQL
▼3%

▼5%

Python
▼6%

▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 98%
dental benefits
Dental: 90%
vision benefits
Vision: 85%
no benefits
None: 2%
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