Associate Software Engineer Salary

Associate Software Engineers in the United States pull down an average of $66K per year. Total cash compensation to Associate Software Engineers ranges from $50K on the lower end to $94K on the higher end; the final number includes potential for approximately $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. While the particular city and tenure impact pay for this group, the particular firm is the most influential factor. Most Associate Software Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. Making up 78 percent of those who took the survey, male Associate Software Engineers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$50,620 - $90,082
$51K
$66K
$90K
MEDIAN: $65,710
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50%
90%

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$19.73 - $36.24
$20
$30
$36
MEDIAN: $29.54
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90%

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$0$92K
Salary $50,620 - $90,082
Bonus $712 - $9,440
Profit Sharing $405.47 - $10,108
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$50,447 - $92,135
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,028
Hourly Data $0$51
Hourly Rate $19.73 - $36.24
Overtime $29.42 - $51.19
Annual Data $0$92K
Bonus $712 - $9,440
Profit Sharing $405.47 - $10,108
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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$50,447 - $92,135
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 79

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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.

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 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.

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: $67,098

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).

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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 121 votes.
Less than 1 year
32%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
1%
20 years or more
0%
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Experience Affects Associate Software Engineer Salaries

▲42%

Late-Career
▲30%

▲17%

National Average
$67,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Associate Software Engineer Salaries

▲5%

Linux
▼0%

National Average
$67,000


C programming Language
▼1%

Java
▼2%

▼3%

C
▼3%

SQL
▼4%


▼5%

C++
▼6%


▼9%

C#
▼11%

▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 121 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
32%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
1%
20 years or more
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
no benefits
None: 9%
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