$66,280
Avg. Salary
$28.69
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$4,092

Profit Sharing

$3,792

The average pay for an Associate Software Engineer is $28.69 per hour.

The average pay for an Associate Software Engineer is $66,280 per year.

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$0$95K
Salary $50,328 - $92,160
Bonus $980 - $9,721
Profit Sharing $493 - $13,906
Total Pay (?
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$50,276 - $95,542
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,132
Hourly Data $0$51
Hourly Rate $19.74 - $36.77
Overtime $26.68 - $51.27
Annual Data $0$95K
Bonus $980 - $9,721
Profit Sharing $493 - $13,906
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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$50,276 - $95,542
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 149

Job Description for Associate Software Engineer

Associate software engineers may work in developing software either as a product for use by the public or for private use within a business. While they tend to be on the lower or beginner rungs of their particular industry, companies in need of software engineers will often hire them due to the fact that they are more affordable than more senior software engineers. However, working as an associate software engineer is usually a stepping stone to higher positions and fulfilling careers in software engineering.

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Associate Software Engineer Tasks

  • Design, deploy and support best in class software development processes and tools.
  • Define the module specific requirements for software development projects.
  • Develop coding and design tasks to ensure software meets specified performance and reliability requirements.
  • Conduct systems programming and systems support activities.

Popular Employer Salaries for Associate Software Engineer


Lockheed Martin Corp, Accenture, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp, and Fidelity Investments are top-notch employers for Associate Software Engineers in this area. Associate Software Engineers seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., where the average salary comes to $123K. Associate Software Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) ($105K), Workday, Inc. ($95K), and Microstrategy Incorporated ($86K).

Also approaching the lower end are Accenture at $49K, MasterCard Worldwide at $61K, and Medtronic, Inc. at $62K.

Common Career Paths for Associate Software Engineer


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At the upper end, Associate Software Engineers who move into a Senior Software Engineer role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Senior Software Engineers is a much higher $108K per year. It is not unusual for an Associate Software Engineer to become a Software Engineer or a Software Developer.

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Popular Skills for Associate Software Engineer


Associate Software Engineers seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Python, Linux, Software Development, and C programming Language are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like ASP.NET, C#, and HTML. Employees educated in .NET are typically practiced in C#, too.

Pay by Experience Level for Associate Software Engineer

Pay by Experience for an Associate Software Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Associate Software Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 932 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Associate Software Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $79,000 based on 81 salaries. An experienced Associate Software Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $95,000 based on 23 salaries. An Associate Software Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 6 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $67,385

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Associate Software Engineers, New York offers exceptional salaries, 46 percent above the national average. Associate Software Engineers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+45 percent), Los Angeles (+11 percent), Washington (+9 percent), and Irvine (+9 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Atlanta, 14 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Seattle and Gaithersburg (7 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

Associate Software Engineer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Associate Software Engineer?

Associate Software Engineer in Herndon, Virginia:
"Solid place to work and start out."
Pros: * Good job security, have you seen the defense budget? * Name recognition * Very low stress * Work on an interesting and fulfilling program that's highly used.
Cons: * Bad cultural fit for young people, very old school style company. * Unnecessary red tape * Obsession over position org charts and titles.

Associate Software Engineer in Washington:
"Nice Organization."
Be patient. Achieve first. Help others below and above.

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Key Stats for Associate Software Engineer

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 280 votes.
Less than 1 year
32%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
2%
20 years or more
1%

Experience Affects Associate Software Engineer Salaries

▲41%

Late-Career
▲30%

▲17%

National Average
$67,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Associate Software Engineer Salaries

▲4%

Linux
▼0%

National Average
$67,000


Java
▼2%

C programming Language
▼2%

▼3%

SQL
▼4%

C
▼4%



▼6%

C++
▼7%

▼9%

C#
▼11%

▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 280 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
32%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
2%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
no benefits
None: 8%