Average Entry-Level Software Engineer with C Programming Language Skills Salary in San Jose, California

$98,663
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$5,258
Bonus
$12,500
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Software Engineer with C Programming Language skills in San Jose, California is $98,663.
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$68k
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$99k
90%
$119k
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$68k - $119k
Bonus
$5k - $15k
Profit Sharing
$6k - $29k
Total Pay
$68k - $130k

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Popular Skills for Software Engineer

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

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 $110,473 based on 130 salaries. A mid-career Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $122,169 based on 56 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $135,590 based on 23 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $168,165.
Employees with Software Engineer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 1.9% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (26.6% less), Los Angeles, California (22.7% less) and San Diego, California (21.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 220 survey responses.
Early Career
59.1%
Mid Career
25.5%
Experienced
10.5%
Late Career
5.0%