A Software Engineer in Boston, Massachusetts earns an average salary of $83,877 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$64,244 - $112,031
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$64K
$84K
$110K
MEDIAN: $83,876
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$19.91 - $74.42
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$35
$74
MEDIAN: $35.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$64,244 - $112,031  
   
Bonus
$1,477 - $11,836  
Profit Sharing
$811 - $10,077  
Total Pay (?
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$64,420 - $118,421  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 856
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.91 - $74.42  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $60.82  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,477 - $11,836  
   
Profit Sharing
$811 - $10,077  
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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$64,420 - $118,421  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 27
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About Boston, Massachusetts

Suffolk County, Massachusetts
621,176
Male:
322,149 (48.1%)
Female:
347,320 (51.9%)
Boston (pronounced /ˈbɒstən/ BOSS-tən) is the capital and most populous city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States. Boston is also the seat of Suffolk County, although the county government was disbanded on July 1, 1999. The city proper covers 48 square miles (124 km2) with an estimated population of 667,137 in 2015, making it the largest city in New England and the 23rd most populous city in the United States. The city is the economic and cultural anchor of a substantially larger metropolitan area called Greater Boston, home to 4.7 million people and the tenth-largest metropolitan statistical area in the country. Greater Boston as a commuting region is home to 8.1 million people, making it the sixth-largest combined statistical area in the United States. One of the oldest cities in the United States, Boston was founded on the Shawmut Peninsula in 1630 by Puritan settlers from England. It was the scene...
Boston:
$58,263
Massachusetts:
$70,628
$1,423
Boston:
$453,000
Massachusetts:
$352,100
4.6%

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Experience Affects Software Engineer Salaries




National Average
$87,000


Skills That Affect Software Engineer Salaries

PHP
up arrow 3%

C++ Programming Language
up arrow 2%

JavaScript
0%

Java
0%

National Average
$87,000

Linux
up arrow 1%

.NET
up arrow 1%

SQL
up arrow 2%

C# Programming Language
up arrow 2%

Ruby on Rails
up arrow 2%

C programming Language
up arrow 2%

HTML
up arrow 3%

Python
up arrow 4%

C++
up arrow 5%

C
up arrow 6%

C#
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 91 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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