The average pay for a Software Engineer in San Jose, California is $104,748 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$77,196 - $136,490
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MEDIAN: $104,748
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$26.43 - $63.32
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MEDIAN: $45.00
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$77,196 - $136,490  
   
Bonus
$2,003 - $19,328  
Profit Sharing
$502 - $29,900  
Total Pay (?
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$76,666 - $149,386  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 696
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$0$32$64$96
Hourly Rate
$26.43 - $63.32  
   
Overtime
$60.40 - $93.59  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$2,003 - $19,328  
   
Profit Sharing
$502 - $29,900  
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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$76,666 - $149,386  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 46
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About San Jose, California

Santa Clara County, California
1,011,560
Male:
518,317 (50.5%)
Female:
508,602 (49.5%)
San Jose (/ˌsæn hoʊˈzeɪ/; Spanish for Saint Joseph), originally Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe and officially the City of San José, is the third-largest city by population in California, the tenth-largest by population in the United States, and the county seat of Santa Clara County. San Jose is the largest city within the Bay Area and the largest city in Northern California. Before the arrival of the Spanish, the area around San Jose was inhabited by the Ohlone people. San Jose was founded on November 29, 1777, as San José de Guadalupe, the first civilian town in the Spanish colony of Alta California. The city served as a farming community to support Spanish military installations at San Francisco and Monterey. When California gained statehood in 1850, San Jose became the capital. After more than 150 years as a small farming community, the San Jose area in the mid-20th century contained some of...
San Jose:
$91,451
California:
$64,500
$1,757
San Jose:
$717,100
California:
$449,100
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Experience Affects Software Engineer Salaries




National Average
$108,000


Skills That Affect Software Engineer Salaries

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C programming Language
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Python
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Java
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National Average
$108,000

C
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C++ Programming Language
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SQL
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.NET
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JavaScript
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HTML
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C# Programming Language
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C++
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C#
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ASP.NET
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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