Average Mid-Career Software Engineer with Linux Skills Salary in San Jose, California

$120,241
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$12,980
Bonus
$7,500
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Software Engineer with Linux skills in San Jose, California is $120,241.
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$103k
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$120k
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$165k
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Salary
$103k - $165k
Bonus
$7k - $26k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $8k
Total Pay
$110k - $185k

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Popular Skills for Software Engineer

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

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 $108,406 based on 16 salaries. An early career Software Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $110,819 based on 97 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $136,555 based on 14 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $137,455.
Employees with Software Engineer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 9.7% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Austin, Texas (25.6% less), Boston, Massachusetts (19.8% less) and Portland, Oregon (19.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 132 survey responses.
Entry Level
12.1%
Early Career
73.5%
Experienced
10.6%
Late Career
3.8%