The average pay for a Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer is $67,685 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Total Pay (?
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$45,175 - $96,534
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $67,685
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Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Total Pay (?
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$13.94 - $50.92
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,175 - $96,534  
   
Bonus
$152.05 - $10,036  
Profit Sharing
$514 - $8,034  
Commission
$0.00 - $12,600  
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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$42,797 - $101,280  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 4,978
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.94 - $50.92  
   
Overtime
$19.32 - $58.47  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$152.05 - $10,036  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $12,600  
Profit Sharing
$514 - $8,034  
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).
)
$42,797 - $101,280  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 4,978
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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
  • 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.
  • Test and document software for client applications.
  • Write, modify, and debug software for client applications.
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Experience Affects Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Salaries

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$68,000

Skills That Affect Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Salaries

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Gender
Female
11%
female alumni
 
Male
89%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 12%
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