Six-figure salaries are the norm for Software Engineers at Microsoft Corp , with median pay hovering around $112K per year. Total cash earnings of Software Engineers at Microsoft Corp range from $88K on the low end to $145K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $20K and $13K, respectively. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to most. Most Software Engineers at Microsoft Corp report high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up the vast majority of Software Engineers at Microsoft Corp (83 percent) who took the survey. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$92,166 - $129,069
(Median)
$92K
$110K
$130K
MEDIAN: $112,273
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$15.32 - $97.87
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$98
MEDIAN: $49.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$92,166 - $129,069  
   
Bonus
$4,932 - $19,895  
Profit Sharing
$906 - $12,893  
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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$87,826 - $145,396  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 206
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
$4,932 - $19,895  
   
Profit Sharing
$906 - $12,893  
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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$87,826 - $145,396  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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Pay by Experience Level for Software Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Software Engineers at Microsoft Corp — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Even the relatively untried can take home bulky six-figure salaries; employees who have worked for fewer than five years report earning $117K on average. Software Engineers at Microsoft Corp with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $130K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Software Engineer generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $141K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $121,175

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

Software Engineers at Microsoft Corp employed in San Francisco pick up paychecks that are slightly larger than the national average; however, location does not seem to affect pay too strongly overall. Software Engineers at Microsoft Corp will also find cushy salaries in Redmond (+3 percent). Falling short of the national average by 4 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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Experience Affects Software Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$121,000


Skills That Affect Software Engineer Salaries


JavaScript
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.NET
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HTML
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C++ Programming Language
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C# Programming Language
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C programming Language
0%

Microsoft SQL Server
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National Average
$121,000

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ASP.NET
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 98%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
medical benefits
Vision: 83%
dental benefits
None: 2%
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