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Software Engineer Salary in San Jose, California (United States)

The average pay for a Software Engineer in San Jose, California is $96,189 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.
Software Engineer in San Jose, California Salary (?
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$67,910 - $126,596
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $96,188
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Software Engineer in San Jose, California Salary (?
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$24.01 - $66.13
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MEDIAN: $43.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$67,910 - $126,596  
   
Bonus
$494.58 - $16,975  
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $20,134  
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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$68,135 - $136,619  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 965
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$24.01 - $66.13  
   
Overtime
$29.32 - $72.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$494.58 - $16,975  
   
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $20,134  
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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$68,135 - $136,619  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 59
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Experience Affects Software Engineer in San Jose, California Salaries

National Average
$99,000

Skills That Affect Software Engineer in San Jose, California Salaries

C
up arrow 7%
up arrow 5%
C++
up arrow 1%
UNIX
up arrow 1%
Python
0%
Oracle
0%
National Average
$99,000
JavaScript
up arrow 1%
Java
up arrow 3%
PL/SQL
up arrow 3%
Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 7%
SQL
up arrow 8%
HTML
up arrow 8%
C#
up arrow 10%
ASP.NET
up arrow 11%
.NET
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 175 votes.

Gender

Female
12%
female alumni
 
Male
88%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 5%