Average Early-Career Software Engineer with Linux Skills Salary in San Diego, California

$84,645
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$4,894
Bonus
$6,500
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The average salary for an Early-Career Software Engineer with Linux skills in San Diego, California is $84,645.
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$69k
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$85k
90%
$106k
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Salary
$69k - $106k
Bonus
$1k - $10k
Profit Sharing
$2k - $10k
Total Pay
$61k - $113k

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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 $77,204 based on 21 salaries. A mid-career Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $97,454 based on 22 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $110,295 based on 16 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $119,500.
Employees with Software Engineer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 34.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Jose, California (30.9% more) and New York, New York (16.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (6.0% less) and Austin, Texas (3.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 64 survey responses.
Entry Level
32.8%
Mid Career
34.4%
Experienced
25.0%
Late Career
7.8%