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 $113K) surpassing six figures annually. With some bonuses approaching $20K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $15K, overall incomes of Software Engineers at Microsoft Corp spread between $86K and $147K depending on individual performance. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction for Software Engineers at Microsoft Corp is high. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Male Software Engineers at Microsoft Corp far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$86,381 - $131,538
$86K
$110K
$130K
MEDIAN: $112,915
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$15.21 - $98.63
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MEDIAN: $50.02
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$86,381 - $131,538  
   
Bonus
$4,902 - $19,791  
Profit Sharing
$881 - $14,899  
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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$85,607 - $147,432  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 197
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$15.21 - $98.63  
   
Overtime
$90.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$4,902 - $19,791  
   
Profit Sharing
$881 - $14,899  
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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$85,607 - $147,432  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 11

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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: $121,640

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

Software Engineers at Microsoft Corp working in Redmond earn a little more than the national average. That said, location does not seem to play a huge role in determining pay for this role. Falling short of the national average by 3 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Seattle.

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
17 %
Male
83 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Software Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
▲29%

▲10%

▲8%

National Average
$122,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Software Engineer Salaries

▲4%

▲4%





HTML
▲2%

C programming Language
▼0%

National Average
$122,000

C
▼1%

C#
▼2%

C++
▼2%

SQL
▼2%

▼4%

Python
▼5%

▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 98%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
vision benefits
Vision: 82%
no benefits
None: 2%