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Average Software Engineer Salary in Austin, Texas

$86,256
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$5,901
Bonus
$4,750
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The average salary for a Software Engineer in Austin, Texas is $86,256.
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$64k
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$86k
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$116k
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What Do Software Engineers Do?

The top respondents for the job title Software Engineer are from the companies International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., Dell, Inc. and National Instruments Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at Paypal, Inc. where the average pay is $96,319. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. and Visa, Inc., earning around $91,307 and $84,549, respectively. General Motors Corporation pays the lowest at around $66,737. Dell, Inc. and National Instruments Corporation also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $76,079 and $76,435, respectively.

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Software Engineers?

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

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 $75,944 based on 141 salaries. An early career Software Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $84,300 based on 812 salaries. A mid-career Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $96,063 based on 266 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $106,542 based on 110 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $108,591.
Employees with Software Engineer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 40.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Jose, California (34.4% more) and Seattle, Washington (23.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (2.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,358 survey responses.
Entry Level
10.4%
Early Career
59.8%
Mid Career
19.6%
Experienced
8.1%
Late Career
2.1%