$89,894
Avg. Salary
$41.94
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$5,870

Bonus

$4,889

Profit Sharing

$5,087

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Software Engineer is $41.94 per hour.

The average pay for a Software Engineer is $89,894 per year.

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MEDIAN $41.94
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MEDIAN $89,894
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$0$138K
Salary $65,209 - $130,114
Bonus $991 - $17,012
Profit Sharing $718 - $21,791
Commission $5,087
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$65,472 - $138,969
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 6 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 14,727
Hourly Data $0$69
Hourly Rate $22.93 - $69.74
Hourly Tips $1.79
Overtime $25.50 - $67.58
Annual Data $0$138K
Bonus $991 - $17,012
Commission $5,087
Profit Sharing $718 - $21,791
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$65,472 - $138,969
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 6 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 768

Job Description for Software Engineer

In the world of software design and development, a software engineer plays a key role. The engineer is typically the person who helps to develop the ways that software functions created by a software design team will work. The software engineer will work with designers to help consolidate disparate program functions into a unified whole. The engineer also works with programmers and coders to help map out various programming tasks and smaller functions, which are then combined into larger, functioning programs or new features for existing software.

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Software Engineer Tasks

  • Test and document software for client applications.
  • Write, modify, and debug software for client applications.
  • Write code to create single-threaded or user interface event driven applications, either stand-alone and those which access servers or services.
  • Use source debuggers and visual development environments.

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $91,979

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Software Engineer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Software Engineer at Raytheon Co.?

Software Engineer in Salt Lake City:
"Awesome Management."
Pros: Flexible schedule and absolutely fascinating technology.
Cons: Some of the customers are a little demanding, but that's nothing huge.

Software Engineer in Minneapolis:
Pros: Flexible work scheduling, decent work environment, smart/nice co-workers, good benefits, reasonable compensation,
Cons: Management and organizational churn, process and practices are obstructive.

Software Engineer in Boston:
"Code Quality."
Form, it turns out, matters. In some ways, as much as function.

Software Engineer in Longmont:
Pros: The challenges can come at you most times and places.
Cons: The responsibility for meeting those challenges isn't something I'm mentally adjusted to yet.

Software Engineer in Kirkland:
"Communication Skills Matter."
If you've ignored your communication skills up to this point, take some time and energy your first few years out of university developing them. Even if you stay in a purely technical role you will need to convince others of your greatness. Even if you have some experience there is probably more you could do. - Written v. Verbal. - Formal and structured v. Informal and unstructured. - 1:1 v. Small group v. Large group. - Technical v, non-technical audience.

Software Engineer in Cambridge:
Pros: Flexible hours, remote work is possible, low-medium stress, talented co-workers.
Cons: Below market salaries, very variable bonus compensation and raises (all low to nothing), inconvenient location, does not value low level employees.

Software Engineer in Hillsboro:
"High Intensity, Confrontational Environment."
Pros: Good compensation and a lot of opportunity to move around within the company and try different work.
Cons: People are evaluated using a ranking process. If you are not on a popular project it can be hard to move up.

Key Stats for Software Engineer

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2275 votes.
1-4 years
0%
5-9 years
83%
10-19 years
17%

Skills That Affect Software Engineer Salaries

▲7%

▲2%

▲1%

▼0%

National Average
$92,000

C++ Programming Language
▼1%

C programming Language
▼1%

UNIX
▼1%

▼2%

▼6%

SQL
▼7%


▼8%


PHP
▼9%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2275 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
no benefits
None: 8%