Average Early-Career Software Engineer Salary in San Jose, California

$111,137
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$9,904
Bonus
$9,325
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The average salary for an Early-Career Software Engineer in San Jose, California is $111,137.
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$80k
MEDIAN
$111k
90%
$134k
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$80k - $134k
Bonus
$4k - $20k
Profit Sharing
$1k - $28k
Total Pay
$80k - $150k

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Popular Skills for Software Engineer

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

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 $99,572 based on 233 salaries. A mid-career Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $122,271 based on 336 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $133,478 based on 169 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $152,563.
Employees with Software Engineer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 5.0% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (27.5% less), Austin, Texas (26.5% less) and San Diego, California (26.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 772 survey responses.
Entry Level
30.2%
Mid Career
43.5%
Experienced
21.9%
Late Career
4.4%