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Average Early-Career Software Engineer with C Programming Language Skills Salary

$79,432
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$4,910
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$4,000
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The average salary for an Early-Career Software Engineer with C Programming Language skills is $79,432.
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$61k
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$116k
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What Do Software Engineers Do?

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What Are Popular Skills for Software Engineers?

Skills in JavaScript, Java and Python are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include C# Programming Language and SQL.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Software Engineers?

An entry-level Software Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $73,374 based on 629 salaries. A mid-career Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $91,771 based on 717 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $106,968 based on 371 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $112,345.
Employees with Software Engineer in their job title in San Jose, California earn an average of 46.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (28.6% more) and New York, New York (22.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Irvine, California (4.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,911 survey responses.
Entry Level
32.9%
Mid Career
37.5%
Experienced
19.4%
Late Career
10.2%