$83,743
Avg. Salary
$34.29
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$5,083

Bonus

$4,792

Profit Sharing

$8,250

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Software Engineer is $34.29 per hour.

The average pay for a Software Engineer is $83,743 per year.

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$19.16
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MEDIAN $34.29
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MEDIAN $83,743
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MEDIAN: $83,743
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$0$132K
Salary $60,076 - $123,531
Bonus $985 - $15,253
Profit Sharing $508 - $20,507
Commission $0.00 - $34,500
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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$59,967 - $132,588
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 47,155
Hourly Data $0$71
Hourly Rate $19.16 - $60.21
Hourly Tips $1.79
Overtime $22.57 - $71.45
Annual Data $0$132K
Bonus $985 - $15,253
Commission $0.00 - $34,500
Profit Sharing $508 - $20,507
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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$59,967 - $132,588
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,845

Job Description

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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Pay by Experience Level

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: $85,912

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

Job 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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Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8745 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
3%

How Experience Affects Salaries

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National Average
$86,000

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How Skills Affect Salaries

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National Average
$86,000

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SQL
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PHP
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8745 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
56%
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%