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Average Software Engineer Salary in India

₹517,126
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
₹50,873
Bonus
₹12,000
Commission
₹40,019
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Software Engineer in India is ₹517,126.
10%
₹257k
MEDIAN
₹517k
90%
₹1m
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₹257k - ₹1m
Bonus
₹10k - ₹204k
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₹2k - ₹492k
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Popular Employer Salaries for Software Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Software Engineer are from the companies Tata Consultancy Services Limited, HCL Technologies Ltd. and Accenture Technology Solutions. Reported salaries are highest at Cisco Systems Inc where the average pay is ₹1,246,679. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Accenture Technology Solutions and Accenture, earning around ₹454,933 and ₹447,886, respectively. Capgemini pays the lowest at around ₹328,315. Techmahindra Ltd and HCL Technologies Ltd. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying ₹382,928 and ₹387,826, respectively.

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Software Engineers?

Skills in Java, JavaScript and Python are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include C# Programming Language and SQL.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Software Engineers?

An entry-level Software Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of ₹385,178 based on 2,405 salaries. An early career Software Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of ₹496,600 based on 14,819 salaries. A mid-career Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of ₹868,928 based on 3,400 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of ₹1,500,200 based on 661 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of ₹975,915.
Employees with Software Engineer in their job title in Gurgaon, Haryana earn an average of 27.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Bangalore, Karnataka (16.3% more) and Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh (1.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Noida, Uttar Pradesh (6.6% less), Mumbai, Maharashtra (5.3% less) and Chennai, Tamil Nadu (4.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 21,353 survey responses.
Entry Level
11.3%
Early Career
69.4%
Mid Career
15.9%
Experienced
3.1%
Late Career
0.3%