Average Entry-Level Software Engineer Salary in Boston, Massachusetts

$81,336
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$6,615
Bonus
$4,500
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Software Engineer in Boston, Massachusetts is $81,336.
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$62k
MEDIAN
$81k
90%
$101k
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$62k - $101k
Bonus
$2k - $12k
Profit Sharing
$967 - $10k
Total Pay
$60k - $109k

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Popular Skills for Software Engineer

Skills in JavaScript, Python and SQL 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 early career Software Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $89,023 based on 1,303 salaries. A mid-career Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $99,214 based on 300 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $110,388 based on 98 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $128,747.
Employees with Software Engineer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 29.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Jose, California (22.4% more) and Seattle, Washington (16.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (8.8% less), Austin, Texas (8.3% less) and San Diego, California (7.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,736 survey responses.
Early Career
75.1%
Mid Career
17.3%
Experienced
5.6%
Late Career
2.0%