Software Engineer at Microsoft Corp Salary

On average, Software Engineers at Microsoft Corp earn six-figure salaries ($108K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $20K and $15K, respectively — total cash payment to Software Engineers at Microsoft Corp can bottom out near $80K or peak near $140K depending on individual performance. Career length 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. Men make up the vast majority of Software Engineers at Microsoft Corp (85 percent) who took the survey. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Software Engineers at Microsoft Corp — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$79,517 - $124,843
(Median)
$80K
$110K
$120K
MEDIAN: $107,764
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$15.21 - $98.63
(Median)
$15
$48
$99
MEDIAN: $48.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$79,517 - $124,843  
   
Bonus
$4,795 - $19,666  
Profit Sharing
$991 - $14,950  
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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$80,328 - $139,960  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 259
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$15.21 - $98.63  
   
Overtime
$75.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$4,795 - $19,666  
   
Profit Sharing
$991 - $14,950  
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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$80,328 - $139,960  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $116,236

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With compensation 2 percent below the national average, Seattle 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.

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Experience Affects Software Engineer Salaries



National Average
$116,000


Skills That Affect Software Engineer Salaries

.NET
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C
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Microsoft SQL Server
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C#
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C++
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JavaScript
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ASP.NET
0%

Python
0%

National Average
$116,000

Internet Information Server (IIS)
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HTML
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Java
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SQL
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 97%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
medical benefits
Vision: 79%
dental benefits
None: 3%
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