Software Engineer Salary

The average pay for a Software Engineer is $80,825 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$58,363 - $121,158
$58K
$81K
$120K
MEDIAN: $81,456
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50%
90%

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$17.83 - $60.38
$18
$34
$60
MEDIAN: $33.78
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$0$127K
Salary $58,363 - $121,158
Bonus $692 - $14,959
Profit Sharing $416.05 - $19,664
Commission $0.00 - $39,149
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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$57,583 - $127,779
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 29,765
Hourly Data $0$70
Hourly Rate $17.83 - $60.38
Hourly Tips $1.79
Overtime $22.79 - $70.46
Annual Data $0$127K
Bonus $692 - $14,959
Commission $0.00 - $39,149
Profit Sharing $416.05 - $19,664
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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$57,583 - $127,779
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,946

Job Description for Software Engineer

In the world of software design and development, a software engineer plays a key role. The engineer is typically the person who helps to develop the ways that software functions created by a software design team will work. The software engineer will work with designers to help consolidate disparate program functions into a unified whole. The engineer also works with programmers and coders to help map out various programming tasks and smaller functions, which are then combined into larger, functioning programs or new features for existing software.

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Software Engineer Tasks

  • Test and document software for client applications.
  • Write, modify, and debug software for client applications.
  • Write code to create single-threaded or user interface event driven applications, either stand-alone and those which access servers or services.
  • Use source debuggers and visual development environments.

Common Career Paths for Software Engineer


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Pay by Experience Level for Software Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Software Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Software Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 21,115 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A 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 $91,000 based on 7,839 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $102,000 based on 3,916 salaries. A 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 $109,000 based on 1,127 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $82,737

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Software Engineer Reviews

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

Software Engineer in Seattle:
"Machine Learning Engineer Experience at A Small Company."
Pros: Freedom to approach interesting problems however I'd like.
Cons: High-pressure, high responsibility, unpredictable hours. Many weekends spent working 10+ hour days.

Software Engineer in Charlotte:
"I love my work actually."
Pros: Work life balance is great. The culture is also very conducive to individuals that love team work.
Cons: I am unsure of the opportunities for advancement.

Software Engineer in Nashville:
Pros: I love what I do. I tackle new challenges and learn new things every day.
Cons: Learning new things every day can wear you out. Sometimes you just want to do the job you know how to do.

Software Engineer in San Diego:
"Octoptrint Software Engineer."
Pros: I enjoy working in the 3D printing field.
Cons: Not being able to explore different types of printing.

Software Engineer in Oakland:
"It's a cushy job."
Pros: Get to work on interesting problems and leave at 5pm.
Cons: Lack of qualified coworkers.

Software Engineer in St. Louis:
"The Pay is good."
Pros: Teaching computers how to make rational decisions.
Cons: Waiting on sketchy requirements, customers who can't decide if they like the product they requested.

Software Engineer in Dover:
"Very Rewarding, but often stressful."
Pros: I get to work on things that I actually studied about during my university years. My final products are used by thousands of customers and this gives me much satisfaction. I enjoy many benefits such as my own office, long vacation, telecommute, paid training and an easy going and relaxed work environment.
Cons: There are some months in which a lot a work is jammed in and that can be intense. The salary is below the market average and there are no increases. It is necessary to change job positions within the company to get any real increase in pay. Seniority is often prioritized instead of merit. Politics often plays a role on who gets to climb the ladder. They promised tuition reimborsement, but since.

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Key Stats for Software Engineer

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4139 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
4%

Experience Affects Software Engineer Salaries

▲32%

▲23%

▲9%

National Average
$83,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Software Engineer Salaries

▲6%

Java
▼0%

▼0%

National Average
$83,000

C programming Language
▼1%

▼2%


SQL
▼6%


▼7%

▼7%



PHP
▼8%

C#
▼9%

▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4139 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 9%