Average Mid-Career Software Engineer Salary in San Jose, California

$124,108
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$13,109
Bonus
$14,740
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Software Engineer in San Jose, California is $124,108.
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$97k
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$124k
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$155k
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$97k - $155k
Bonus
$5k - $26k
Profit Sharing
$3k - $39k
Total Pay
$97k - $175k
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Popular Skills for Software Engineer

Skills in Python, C++ Programming Language and JavaScript are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include C Programming Language 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 $100,300 based on 230 salaries. An early career Software Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $112,481 based on 882 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $136,783 based on 159 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $148,360.
Employees with Software Engineer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 9.3% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Austin, Texas (25.4% less), Chicago, Illinois (23.8% less) and Boston, Massachusetts (18.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,307 survey responses.
Entry Level
17.6%
Early Career
67.5%
Experienced
12.2%
Late Career
2.8%