Average Early-Career Software Engineer Salary in Sunnyvale, California

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The average salary for an Early-Career Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, California is $115,898.
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$84k - $154k

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Popular Skills for Software Engineer

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

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 $104,875 based on 57 salaries. A mid-career Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $126,800 based on 140 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $135,691 based on 39 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $146,909.
Employees with Software Engineer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 0.8% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (30.5% less), San Diego, California (29.4% less) and Boston, Massachusetts (23.0% less).

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