Average Entry-Level Software Engineer Salary in Los Angeles, California

$79,347
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,885
Bonus
$3,931
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Software Engineer in Los Angeles, California is $79,347.
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$54k
MEDIAN
$79k
90%
$109k
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$54k - $109k
Bonus
$2k - $15k
Profit Sharing
$100 - $10k
Total Pay
$51k - $111k

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Popular Skills for Software Engineer

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

Pay by Experience Level for Software Engineer

An early career Software Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $89,523 based on 690 salaries. A mid-career Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $103,826 based on 266 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $114,010 based on 109 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $126,070.
Employees with Software Engineer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 32.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Jose, California (25.5% more) and Seattle, Washington (20.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (6.6% less) and San Diego, California (4.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,111 survey responses.
Early Career
62.1%
Mid Career
23.9%
Experienced
9.8%
Late Career
4.1%