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Average Mid-Career Software Engineer Salary

$93,379
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$6,245
Bonus
$5,089
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Software Engineer is $93,379.
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$69k
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$93k
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$137k
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What Do Software Engineers Do?

The top respondents for the job title Software Engineer are from the companies Microsoft Corp, Intel Corporation and Cisco Systems Inc. Reported salaries are highest at Google, Inc. where the average pay is $133,930. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Microsoft Corp and Amazon.com Inc, earning around $129,552 and $121,905, respectively. Northrop Grumman Corporation pays the lowest at around $90,567. International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. and Intel Corporation also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $101,037 and $104,959, respectively.

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Software Engineers?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Software Engineers?

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 $75,412 based on 6,994 salaries. An early career Software Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $82,755 based on 36,294 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $103,276 based on 5,170 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $111,890.
Employees with Software Engineer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 47.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Jose, California (34.6% more) and Seattle, Washington (27.8% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 50,278 survey responses.
Entry Level
13.9%
Early Career
72.2%
Experienced
10.3%
Late Career
3.6%