Average Early-Career Software Engineer with C Programming Language Skills Salary in San Diego, California

$87,785
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,880
Bonus
$6,000
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The average salary for an Early-Career Software Engineer with C Programming Language skills in San Diego, California is $87,785.
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$70k
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$88k
90%
$103k
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Salary
$70k - $103k
Bonus
$600 - $14k
Profit Sharing
$2k - $20k
Total Pay
$69k - $115k

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Popular Skills for Software Engineer

Skills that pay less than market rate include C# Programming Language, Python, C++ Programming Language, JavaScript and Java.

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 $77,557 based on 29 salaries. A mid-career Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $100,515 based on 27 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $114,115 based on 19 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $131,469.
Employees with Software Engineer in their job title in San Jose, California earn an average of 25.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (22.6% more) and Seattle, Washington (11.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Irvine, California (13.7% less), Austin, Texas (7.5% less) and Boston, Massachusetts (2.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 82 survey responses.
Entry Level
35.4%
Mid Career
32.9%
Experienced
23.2%
Late Career
8.5%