Average Software Engineer with Linux Skills Salary

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The average salary for a Software Engineer with Linux skills is $82,992.
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$61k - $123k
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$60k - $131k

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Job Description for Software Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Software Engineer are from the companies Lockheed Martin Corp, Intel Corporation and Northrop Grumman Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at Cisco Systems Inc where the average pay is $108,336. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Intel Corporation and International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., earning around $95,169 and $87,364, respectively. The Boeing Company pays the lowest at around $71,350. Raytheon Co. and Lockheed Martin Corp also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $72,986 and $77,101, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Software Engineer

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

Pay by Experience Level for Software Engineer

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 $72,764 based on 528 salaries. An early career Software Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $78,816 based on 3,011 salaries. A mid-career Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $92,483 based on 1,101 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $104,584 based on 590 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $111,935.
Employees with Software Engineer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 40.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Jose, California (38.0% more) and New York, New York (22.3% more).

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