Average Software Engineer Salary in Austin, Texas

$83,972
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$5,174
Bonus
$3,333
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The average salary for a Software Engineer in Austin, Texas is $83,972.
10%
$63k
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$84k
90%
$113k
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Salary
$63k - $113k
Bonus
$1k - $13k
Profit Sharing
$514 - $20k
Total Pay
$64k - $119k

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Job Description for Software Engineer

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 $97,725. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. and Visa, Inc., earning around $90,631 and $84,190, respectively. Dell, Inc. pays the lowest at around $74,781. National Instruments Corporation and General Motors Corporation also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $75,907 and $76,947, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Software Engineer

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

Pay by Experience Level for Software Engineer

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 $75,117 based on 146 salaries. An early career Software Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $81,979 based on 821 salaries. A mid-career Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $90,978 based on 262 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $105,363 based on 129 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $106,056.
Employees with Software Engineer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 39.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Jose, California (34.7% more) and Seattle, Washington (23.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (2.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,393 survey responses.
Entry Level
10.5%
Early Career
58.9%
Mid Career
18.8%
Experienced
9.3%
Late Career
2.5%