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Average Entry-Level Software Engineer Salary in Boston, Massachusetts

$84,107
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$7,213
Bonus
$4,750
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Software Engineer in Boston, Massachusetts is $84,107.
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$64k
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$84k
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$103k
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What Do Software Engineers Do?

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What Are Popular Skills for Software Engineers?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Software Engineers?

An early career Software Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $92,465 based on 1,195 salaries. A mid-career Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $104,172 based on 273 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $113,415 based on 68 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $125,014.
Employees with Software Engineer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 29.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Jose, California (20.2% more) and Seattle, Washington (17.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (10.6% less), Atlanta, Georgia (9.4% less) and San Diego, California (7.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,561 survey responses.
Early Career
76.6%
Mid Career
17.5%
Experienced
4.4%
Late Career
1.6%