Average C++ Software Engineer Salary

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The average salary for a C++ Software Engineer is $83,404.
MEDIAN $83,404
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$58k - $119k
$503 - $24k
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$1k - $7k
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$57k - $127k

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Popular Skills for C++ Software Engineer

Skills in .NET and Linux are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Java, C# Programming Language and C++ Programming Language.

Pay by Experience Level for C++ Software Engineer

An entry-level C++ Software Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $66,625 based on 18 salaries. An early career C++ Software Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $77,369 based on 80 salaries. A mid-career C++ Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $93,646 based on 33 salaries. An experienced C++ Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $100,000 based on 27 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $120,000.
Employees with C++ Software Engineer in their job title in San Jose, California earn an average of 25.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (19.9% more) and Austin, Texas (17.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Colorado Springs, Colorado (20.3% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (18.8% less).

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