A Software Engineer with Linux skills in San Jose, California earns an average salary of $109,162 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.

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$88,435 - $147,281  
   
Bonus
$3,064 - $20,579  
Profit Sharing
$7,861  
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$88,300 - $161,259  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 92

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About San Jose, California

Santa Clara County, California
1,026,919
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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Pay by Experience Level for Software Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Key Stats for Software Engineer

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
050
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Software Engineer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 34%

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$117,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 97%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 76%
dental benefits
None: 3%
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