Junior Software Engineer Salary

A Junior Software Engineer earns an average salary of $57,607 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.
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$41,424 - $76,314
$41K
$59K
$76K
MEDIAN: $58,974
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50%
90%

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$14.35 - $34.37
$14
$21
$34
MEDIAN: $21.05
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$0$76K
Salary $41,424 - $76,314
Bonus $0.79 - $7,014
Profit Sharing $4.00 - $6,500
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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$39,530 - $76,904
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,415
Hourly Data $0$53
Hourly Rate $14.35 - $34.37
Hourly Tips $0.63
Overtime $20.60 - $53.58
Annual Data $0$76K
Bonus $0.79 - $7,014
Profit Sharing $4.00 - $6,500
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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$39,530 - $76,904
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 212

Job Description for Junior Software Engineer

A junior software engineer designs codes for new software and also modifies current software. They are responsible for correcting defects and debugging software. They also recommend changes to existing software, as well as develop ideas for implementing future software. A junior software engineer must be able to keep up with rapidly changing computer technology. They must be proficient in Java-based applications, as well as work with a team of other engineers and/or information technology (IT) professionals. Junior software engineers must be able to do custom development, integrate older tools and technologies, and continuously build their own skills. They must be able to research and analyze existing programs and assist in preparing documentation for work assignments. They also conduct regular quality assurance activities such as a peer review and during meetings.

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Junior Software Engineer Tasks

  • Assist with research and develop; design software systems and applications.
  • Perform engineering level tests to find defects; troubleshoot and debug development and production issues.
  • Work closely with the team, and report clearly and accurately to management.
  • Troubleshoot, test and validate software issues; resolve issues with due urgency and maintain thorough documentation of all software solutions.

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $58,561

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Junior Software Engineer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Junior Software Engineer?

Junior Software Engineer in Austin:
"Junior Software Engineer."
Pros: Great boss, until the company was sold.
Cons: Terrible culture; nothing is organized or disclosed to employees. Certain benefits are barely useable. Everyone is paid significantly less than they should be paid.

Junior Software Engineer in Los Angeles:
Pros: Problem solving.
Cons: Not best fit team member.

Junior Software Engineer in Providence:
"Technical Intern."
Pros: There is plenty of technology to learn. Fidelity invest heavily in their technologist/technology.
Cons: The job can be slow at times due to lack of work or time available from more senior members of the team.

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Key Stats for Junior Software Engineer

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 171 votes.
Less than 1 year
33%
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
3%
10-19 years
0%

Experience Affects Junior Software Engineer Salaries

Experienced
▲19%

▲5%

National Average
$59,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Junior Software Engineer Salaries

▲4%


▲1%

National Average
$59,000

▼4%

C++
▼4%


SQL
▼5%

▼6%




▼9%


C#
▼14%

▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 171 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
33%
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
3%
10-19 years
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 14%