Average Entry-Level Software Engineer Salary in San Jose, California

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The average salary for an Entry-Level Software Engineer in San Jose, California is $99,572.
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$71k - $120k
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$199 - $25k
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$71k - $132k

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Popular Skills for Software Engineer

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

Pay by Experience Level for Software Engineer

An early career Software Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $111,137 based on 921 salaries. A mid-career Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $122,271 based on 335 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $131,523 based on 176 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 5.9% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (25.4% less), Austin, Texas (25.1% less) and San Diego, California (24.2% less).

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