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Average Entry-Level Software Engineer Salary in Washington, District of Columbia

$76,246
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,812
Bonus
$4,500
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Software Engineer in Washington, District of Columbia is $76,246.
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$61k
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$76k
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$99k
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What Do Software Engineers Do?

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What Are Popular Skills for Software Engineers?

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

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 $84,837 based on 435 salaries. A mid-career Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $103,505 based on 105 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $122,144 based on 65 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $132,240.
Employees with Software Engineer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 42.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Jose, California (32.3% more) and Seattle, Washington (29.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (1.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 629 survey responses.
Early Career
69.2%
Mid Career
16.7%
Experienced
10.3%
Late Career
3.8%