Software Engineer Salary in New York (United States)

Approximately two-thirds of New York Software Engineers are relatively junior in their careers, reporting less than five years' experience and an average income of $87,249 per year. Pay starts at $58,306 and can approach $127,748 per year on the higher side. Overall cash allowance—including $19,498 bonuses and $9,192 profit sharing proceeds—ranges between $58,112 and $118,898. Career length and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority in this profession are lucky enough to receive benefits; most get medical and dental insurance, and more than half get vision plans, too. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
Software Engineer in New York, New York Salary (?
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$58,112 - $118,898
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MEDIAN: $83,509
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Software Engineer in New York, New York Salary (?
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$58,112 - $118,898  
   
Bonus
$512 - $19,498  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,192  
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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$58,306 - $127,748  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 908
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$11.98 - $81.93  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $114.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$512 - $19,498  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,192  
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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$58,306 - $127,748  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 39
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Popular Employer Salaries for Software Engineer in New York, New York

For Software Engineers in New York, N.Y., comfortable salaries can be found at Google, Inc.; in fact, typical earnings are around $122,094, the highest in the area, though the difference in the company's lowest and highest employee paychecks ($85K versus $159K) is great.

Pay by Experience Level for Software Engineer in New York, New York

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many but not all Software Engineers in New York, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Compensation grows after five to 10 years from $82K to $100K. Between one and two decades on the job, workers' pay passes the six-figure mark, with typical earnings around $125K. Salaries tend to grow less rapidly after achieving 20 years of experience, with more senior Software Engineers in New York earning an average of $131K per year. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 11 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than 10, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five. In this field, workers tend to have anywhere from one to nine years of experience—of those surveyed, most land within this range.

Experience Affects Software Engineer in New York, New York Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 51%
National Average
$87,000

Skills That Affect Software Engineer in New York, New York Salaries

Python
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Linux
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JavaScript
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PHP
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C++
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Java
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National Average
$87,000
UNIX
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SQL
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C
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.NET
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Microsoft SQL Server
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C#
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PL/SQL
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 149 votes.

Gender

Female
8%
female alumni
 
Male
92%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 10%
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