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Software Engineer Salary in Boston, Massachusetts (United States)

A Software Engineer in Boston, Massachusetts earns an average salary of $78,397 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Software Engineer in Boston, Massachusetts Salary (?
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$56,975 - $104,269
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $78,396
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Software Engineer in Boston, Massachusetts Salary (?
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$17.20 - $80.00
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MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$56,975 - $104,269  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,401  
Profit Sharing
$495.51 - $13,039  
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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$57,405 - $112,490  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 707
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$17.20 - $80.00  
   
Overtime
$29.32 - $66.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,401  
   
Profit Sharing
$495.51 - $13,039  
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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$57,405 - $112,490  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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Experience Affects Software Engineer in Boston, Massachusetts Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 54%
National Average
$80,000

Skills That Affect Software Engineer in Boston, Massachusetts Salaries

Linux
up arrow 3%
Java
0%
Python
0%
National Average
$80,000
C++
up arrow 1%
PHP
up arrow 1%
.NET
up arrow 2%
UNIX
up arrow 2%
PL/SQL
up arrow 2%
JavaScript
up arrow 3%
C
up arrow 3%
SQL
up arrow 4%
Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 5%
C#
up arrow 6%
up arrow 6%
ASP.NET
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 140 votes.

Gender

Female
10%
female alumni
 
Male
90%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 7%