A Software Engineer with Linux skills earns an average salary of $82,068 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$59,376 - $120,748
(Median)
$59K
$82K
$120K
MEDIAN: $82,068
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$17.66 - $65.35
(Median)
$18
$32
$65
MEDIAN: $32.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,376 - $120,748  
   
Bonus
$711 - $15,515  
Profit Sharing
$974 - $18,690  
Commission
$750  
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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$58,748 - $127,730  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 3,299
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.66 - $65.35  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.25  
Overtime
$12.50 - $68.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$711 - $15,515  
   
Commission
$750  
Profit Sharing
$974 - $18,690  
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).
)
$58,748 - $127,730  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 205
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $83,176

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Experience Affects Software Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 35%

Experienced
up arrow 27%

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$83,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 521 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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