The average salary for an Entry-Level Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer is $61,744 per year. A skill in Python is associated with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Entry-Level Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Total Pay (?
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$42,085 - $84,561
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $61,743
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Entry-Level Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Total Pay (?
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$12.31 - $45.95
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$42,085 - $84,561  
   
Bonus
$96.63 - $9,682  
Profit Sharing
$503 - $6,851  
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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$39,945 - $88,744  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,145
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$12.31 - $45.95  
   
Overtime
$17.13 - $54.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$96.63 - $9,682  
   
Profit Sharing
$503 - $6,851  
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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$39,945 - $88,744  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,145
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Salaries

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Linux
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C
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UNIX
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C++
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Java
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$62,000
C#
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ASP.NET
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SQL
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Microsoft SQL Server
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Gender
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Male
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Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 13%
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