Average Early-Career Software Engineer with C++ Programming Language Skills Salary in Santa Clara, California

$119,638
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$10,297
Bonus
$7,500
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The average salary for an Early-Career Software Engineer with C++ Programming Language skills in Santa Clara, California is $119,638.
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$82k
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$120k
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$147k
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$82k - $147k
Bonus
$5k - $22k
Profit Sharing
$4k - $25k
Total Pay
$83k - $160k

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Popular Skills for Software Engineer

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

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 $102,729 based on 20 salaries. A mid-career Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $135,854 based on 20 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $149,019 based on 6 salaries.
Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in San Diego, California (30.9% less), Boston, Massachusetts (27.8% less) and Los Angeles, California (27.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 46 survey responses.
Entry Level
43.5%
Mid Career
43.5%
Experienced
13.0%