Software Engineer Salary

The average pay for a Software Engineer is $81,884 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$58,746 - $121,775
$59K
$82K
$120K
MEDIAN: $82,286
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50%
90%

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$18.06 - $60.69
$18
$34
$61
MEDIAN: $33.92
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$0$129K
Salary $58,746 - $121,775
Bonus $836 - $15,200
Profit Sharing $485 - $19,949
Commission $0.00 - $39,594
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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$58,409 - $129,834
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Apr 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 47,133
Hourly Data $0$70
Hourly Rate $18.06 - $60.69
Hourly Tips $3.10
Overtime $22.76 - $70.28
Annual Data $0$129K
Bonus $836 - $15,200
Commission $0.00 - $39,594
Profit Sharing $485 - $19,949
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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$58,409 - $129,834
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Apr 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,867

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.

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Common Career Paths for Software Engineer


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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: $84,040

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 Louisville:
"Uhh, it's good."
Pros: Engaging work with smart coworkers.
Cons: Dealing with project management aspects, sometimes tedious coworkers, unreasonable deadlines, unclear requirements.

Software Engineer in Bangalore:
Pros: Exposure and scope for learning.
Cons: Less salary.

Software Engineer in Portsmouth:
Pros: It's a cooshy job where I am and there are few people who are not like minded.
Cons: Can get stressful when people are hounding you for work and it's pretty unhealthy in general.

Software Engineer in Brea:
"Short and simple."
Pros: Fixing problems, helping nontech people, working with teams.
Cons: Bad requirements, some people stuck in their ways.

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.

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Key Stats for Software Engineer

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7324 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%

Experience Affects Software Engineer Salaries

▲31%

▲22%

▲8%

National Average
$84,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Software Engineer Salaries

▲5%

▲2%

Linux
▼0%

National Average
$84,000

▼1%

▼2%


▼2%


SQL
▼7%

▼7%


▼8%



PHP
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7324 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 8%