$90,531
Avg. Salary
$42.46
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$5,898

Bonus

$4,982

Profit Sharing

$9,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Software Engineer is $42.46 per hour.

The average pay for a Software Engineer is $90,531 per year.

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$23.79
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$42.46
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$70.17
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MEDIAN $42.46
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$66k
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MEDIAN $90,531
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MEDIAN: $90,531
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$0$140K
Salary $65,725 - $131,124
Bonus $997 - $17,114
Profit Sharing $963 - $24,757
Commission $9,000
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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$66,148 - $140,186
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 14,433
Hourly Data $0$70
Hourly Rate $23.79 - $70.17
Hourly Tips $1.79
Overtime $23.00 - $68.82
Annual Data $0$140K
Bonus $997 - $17,114
Commission $9,000
Profit Sharing $963 - $24,757
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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$66,148 - $140,186
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 758

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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Popular Employer Salaries for Software Engineer


Many Mid-Career Software Engineers can be found at Microsoft Corp, Google, Inc., Intel Corporation, Cisco Systems Inc, and Amazon.com Inc, firms that are at the top of the field. Although Google, Inc. heads up the field in terms of compensation, offering the highest median salary at $147K, pay at this particular employer still varies considerably, running the full spectrum from $101K to $192K. Yahoo! Inc., Amazon.com Inc, and Apple Computer, Inc also offer top salaries for Mid-Career Software Engineers. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $143K, $137K, and $135K, respectively.

Not only do salaries lack room to grow — pay ranges from $57K to just $76K — but Jack Henry & Associates Inc (JKHY) offers the lowest pay in town to boot, with a median paycheck of $69K. Workers at TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES LIMITED, The Boeing Company, and Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field — average earnings for these employers come to $70K, $77K, and $80K respectively.

Software Engineer Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $92,668

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

Mid-Career Software Engineers can earn above-average salaries when they head west to California. Specifically, Mountain View, San Francisco, and San Jose represent the three top-paying cities for Mid-Career Software Engineers in the United States. In Atlanta, salaries are 5 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Minneapolis and Denver (4 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Software Engineer

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2398 votes.
1-4 years
0%
5-9 years
84%
10-19 years
16%

Skills That Affect Software Engineer Salaries

▲7%

▲1%

▼0%

National Average
$93,000

▼1%

UNIX
▼1%

▼2%

C++ Programming Language
▼2%

C programming Language
▼2%

SQL
▼7%

▼7%


▼9%


PHP
▼9%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2398 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
no benefits
None: 9%