The average salary for a Junior Software Engineer is $59,780.
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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) p…Read more
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.
Popular Employer Salaries for Junior Software Engineer
The top respondents for the job title Junior Software Engineer are from the companies Leidos, Booz, Allen, and Hamilton and Northrop Grumman Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at Booz, Allen, and Hamilton where the average pay is $70,689. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include BAE Systems Inc. and Northrop Grumman Corporation, earning around $70,470 and $70,462, respectively. Lockheed Martin Corp pays the lowest at around $66,000. Raytheon Co. and Leidos also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $67,109 and $67,655, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Junior Software Engineer
C# Programming Language
Pay by Experience Level for Junior Software Engineer
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 $59,159 based on 1,163 salaries. An early career Junior Software Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,208 based on 2,129 salaries. A mid-career Junior Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $68,552 based on 75 salaries. An experienced Junior Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,173 based on 8 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Junior Software Engineer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 35.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (16.4% more) and New York, New York (16.0% more).
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