Entry-Level Staff Software Engineer Salary

An Entry-Level Staff Software Engineer earns an average salary of $92,265 per year. A skill in Software Architecture is associated with high pay for this job.

$71,201 - $126,164
$71K
$92K
$130K
MEDIAN: $92,265
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Salary
$71,201 - $126,164  
   
Bonus
$986 - $17,057  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $25,000  
Total Pay (?
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$71,832 - $134,609  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 97

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Staff Software Engineer Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Staff Software Engineer in Irvine:
"Depends on what department you work in..."
Relax, don't stress about problems. Everyone is reasonable, and ready to help. If deadline slips, it's no big deal. We just think about what went wrong and how to estimate time a little better.

Key Stats for Staff Software Engineer

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
24%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Staff Software Engineer Salaries

Software Architecture
▲23%

C programming Language
▲7%

Linux
▲6%

Software Development
▲4%

Java
▲1%

National Average
$96,000

C
▼3%

JavaScript
▼3%

SQL
▼6%

Python
▼11%

Java/J2EE
▼11%

HTML
▼12%

C++
▼15%

C++ Programming Language
▼16%

C# Programming Language
▼16%

C#
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 91%
vision benefits
Vision: 83%
no benefits
None: 3%