$78,430
Avg. Salary
$30.72
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$5,031

Bonus

$4,118

Profit Sharing

$4,852

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Software Engineer is $30.72 per hour.

The average pay for a Software Engineer is $78,430 per year.

10%
$16.93
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$30.72
50%
$50.49
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MEDIAN $30.72
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$57k
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$78k
50%
$116k
90%
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MEDIAN $78,430
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MEDIAN: $78,430
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$0$122K
Salary $57,102 - $116,227
Bonus $980 - $14,575
Profit Sharing $501 - $20,668
Commission $0.00 - $20,067
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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$55,927 - $122,046
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 5 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 44,270
Hourly Data $0$69
Hourly Rate $16.93 - $50.49
Hourly Tips $5.44
Overtime $21.97 - $69.32
Annual Data $0$122K
Bonus $980 - $14,575
Commission $0.00 - $20,067
Profit Sharing $501 - $20,668
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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$55,927 - $122,046
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 5 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,773

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


Dominating the field, Google, Inc., International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., Microsoft Corp, Intel Corporation, and Cisco Systems Inc are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Entry-Level Software Engineers. Although Google, Inc. boasts the highest average salary in town at $124K, employee compensation still varies greatly — workers can make as little as $80K or as much as $162K. Other leaders in compensation levels are Facebook Inc at $123K, Apple Computer, Inc at $123K, and Microsoft Corp, where Entry-Level Software Engineers annually earn $117K.

Entry-Level Software Engineers will find the worst pay at Lockheed Martin Corp, where the median salary crawls in at $68K. Furthermore, compensation is curbed at $81K, leaving little room for growth. Workers also receive paychecks lighter than average at Cerner Corporation ($69K), The Boeing Company ($69K), and Raytheon Co. ($70K).

Software Engineer Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $79,555

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

Entry-Level 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 Entry-Level Software Engineers in the United States. With compensation 8 percent below the national average, Denver is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers pay around 6 percent less in Minneapolis and 5 percent less in Atlanta, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Key Stats for Software Engineer

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6352 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
12%

Skills That Affect Software Engineer Salaries


▲5%

▼0%

National Average
$80,000

▼2%

▼2%

▼4%



SQL
▼8%

▼8%

PHP
▼8%


▼11%



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6352 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 9%