Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Salary

The average pay for a Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer is $73,912 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$50,284 - $110,330
$50K
$74K
$110K
MEDIAN: $73,912
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$14.95 - $54.20
$15
$28
$54
MEDIAN: $28.10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,284 - $110,330  
   
Bonus
$506 - $13,804  
Profit Sharing
$277.30 - $10,236  
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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$48,718 - $115,073  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,987
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.95 - $54.20  
   
Overtime
$21.17 - $68.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$506 - $13,804  
   
Profit Sharing
$277.30 - $10,236  
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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$48,718 - $115,073  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 379

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Job Description for Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer

Software engineer/developer/programmers may work in one major industry or in a vast array of different industries. Some may work for companies that produce and sell exactly what they work with. Many others work in other types of industries that do not sell these products but make use of their own. So, one could work for Microsoft designing computer programs to sell, while another may work for a large business and be responsible for designing the private computer programs that employees use within their office.

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Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Tasks

  • Test and document software for client applications.
  • Write, modify, and debug software for client applications.
  • Write code to create single-threaded or user interface event driven applications, either stand-alone and those which access servers or services.
  • Use source debuggers and visual development environments.

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Pay by Experience Level for Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer

Pay by Experience for a Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer has a positive trend. An entry-level Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 2,314 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 1,017 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 527 salaries. A Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $91,000 based on 127 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $74,100

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Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer?

Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer in St. Paul:
"One Word... AWESOME."
Pros: I like creating something from nothing and watching it make peoples lives easier. I love seeing the stress reduce when I turnout a project that people are wanting, but not asking for because they have been told in the past that it not possible. I love creating things, breaking them, fixing them and then trying to break them again. This is the most satisfying job I have ever had. I enjoy coming to work everyday and making people's jobs easier. The company I work for is a big factor in that. They are a small to medium, but they treat us all very well.
Cons: What I like the least about my job is spending hours upon hours on a project. Spending countless meetings and design brainstorms to get the product to the customers specs, only to have them come back and say they want something completely different at launch time. That is the only thing I dislike about this job.

Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer in Bakersfield:
"Stressful, Rewarding, Undervalued."
Pros: Rewarding also it gives you experience and the availability to work on your own projects at home.
Cons: Super stressful, over worked , expected to do alot in super little time. Very undervalued as a programmer/software engineer.

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Key Stats for Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 468 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
4%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Salaries

▲22%

▲19%

▲12%

National Average
$74,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Salaries

▲7%

▲3%

▲1%

JavaScript
▼0%

National Average
$74,000

C++
▼1%


SQL
▼2%



C#
▼4%

▼4%

▼4%


▼6%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 468 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 13%