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Average Junior Software Engineer Salary

$61,169
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$3,044
Bonus
$2,100
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The average salary for a Junior Software Engineer is $61,169.
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$44k
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$61k
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$80k
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What Do Junior Software Engineers Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Junior Software Engineer

4 out of 5
(378)
Highly Satisfied
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The top respondents for the job title Junior Software Engineer are from the companies Leidos, Lockheed Martin Corp and Booz, Allen, and Hamilton. Reported salaries are highest at Lockheed Martin Corp where the average pay is $73,468. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include BAE Systems Inc. and Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, earning around $72,208 and $70,689, respectively. Achieve Internet pays the lowest at around $55,000. Raytheon Co. and Leidos also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $67,630 and $68,821, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Junior Software Engineers?

Skills in JavaScript, Java 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 Junior Software Engineers?

An entry-level Junior Software Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $60,337 based on 1,090 salaries. An early career Junior Software Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $61,767 based on 2,051 salaries. A mid-career Junior Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $71,822 based on 61 salaries. An experienced Junior Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $61,042 based on 9 salaries.
Employees with Junior Software Engineer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 29.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (19.6% more) and New York, New York (17.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Los Angeles, California (1.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 3,211 survey responses.
Entry Level
33.9%
Early Career
63.9%
Mid Career
1.9%
Experienced
0.3%