Average Software Engineer Salary in Los Angeles, California

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The average salary for a Software Engineer in Los Angeles, California is $92,575.
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$62k - $127k
$968 - $15k
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$980 - $21k
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$61k - $134k

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Job Description for Software Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Software Engineer are from the companies Northrop Grumman Corporation, Google, Inc. and The Walt Disney Company. Reported salaries are highest at Google, Inc. where the average pay is $114,650. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Symantec Corporation and The Walt Disney Company, earning around $102,497 and $100,494, respectively. Northrop Grumman Corporation pays the lowest at around $83,628. Raytheon Co. and AT&T Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $85,459 and $85,956, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Software Engineer

Skills in Java and Python are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include C# Programming Language, 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 $79,983 based on 148 salaries. An early career Software Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $90,054 based on 699 salaries. A mid-career Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $104,054 based on 258 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $115,489 based on 109 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $124,057.
Employees with Software Engineer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 27.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Jose, California (22.2% more) and Seattle, Washington (12.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (11.2% less), San Diego, California (6.5% less) and Boston, Massachusetts (1.9% less).

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