$83,376
Avg. Salary
$34.03
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$5,068

Profit Sharing

$4,138

Commission

$6,240

The average pay for a Software Engineer is $34.03 per hour.

The average pay for a Software Engineer is $83,376 per year.

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MEDIAN $34
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MEDIAN $83,376
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MEDIAN: $83,376
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$0$131K
Salary $59,650 - $123,037
Bonus $978 - $15,214
Profit Sharing $499 - $20,405
Commission $0.00 - $29,617
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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$59,470 - $131,879
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 47,145
Hourly Data $0$70
Hourly Rate $18.55 - $60.21
Hourly Tips $3.10
Overtime $22.14 - $70.62
Annual Data $0$131K
Bonus $978 - $15,214
Commission $0.00 - $29,617
Profit Sharing $499 - $20,405
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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$59,470 - $131,879
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,855

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.

Software Engineer Pay By Employer

$0$141K

Microsoft Corp
487 profiles
$113,267

Google, Inc.
464 profiles
$114,499

$86,360

Intel Corporation
363 profiles
$93,399

$78,106

Cisco Systems Inc
337 profiles
$103,048

$73,886

Amazon.com Inc
260 profiles
$109,235

The Boeing Company
221 profiles
$71,888

Raytheon Co.
220 profiles
$72,169

Common Career Paths for Software Engineer


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Software Engineer Job Listings

Popular Skills for Software Engineer

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 41,013 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 15,005 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 7,448 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 $110,000 based on 2,148 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $85,462

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 Salt Lake City:
"Awesome Management."
Pros: Flexible schedule and absolutely fascinating technology.
Cons: Some of the customers are a little demanding, but that's nothing huge.

Software Engineer in Minneapolis:
Pros: Flexible work scheduling, decent work environment, smart/nice co-workers, good benefits, reasonable compensation,
Cons: Management and organizational churn, process and practices are obstructive.

Software Engineer in Boston:
"Code Quality."
Form, it turns out, matters. In some ways, as much as function.

Software Engineer in Longmont:
Pros: The challenges can come at you most times and places.
Cons: The responsibility for meeting those challenges isn't something I'm mentally adjusted to yet.

Software Engineer in Kirkland:
"Communication Skills Matter."
If you've ignored your communication skills up to this point, take some time and energy your first few years out of university developing them. Even if you stay in a purely technical role you will need to convince others of your greatness. Even if you have some experience there is probably more you could do. - Written v. Verbal. - Formal and structured v. Informal and unstructured. - 1:1 v. Small group v. Large group. - Technical v, non-technical audience.

Software Engineer in Cambridge:
Pros: Flexible hours, remote work is possible, low-medium stress, talented co-workers.
Cons: Below market salaries, very variable bonus compensation and raises (all low to nothing), inconvenient location, does not value low level employees.

Software Engineer in Hillsboro:
"High Intensity, Confrontational Environment."
Pros: Good compensation and a lot of opportunity to move around within the company and try different work.
Cons: People are evaluated using a ranking process. If you are not on a popular project it can be hard to move up.

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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 8372 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
3%

Experience Affects Software Engineer Salaries

▲29%

▲20%

▲6%

National Average
$85,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Software Engineer Salaries

▲3%

▼0%

National Average
$85,000

Linux
▼2%

▼3%


▼3%

▼4%


SQL
▼8%

▼9%


▼10%



PHP
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8372 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

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