Average Early-Career Software Engineer Salary in Santa Clara, California

$109,311
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$9,716
Bonus
$6,146
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The average salary for an Early-Career Software Engineer in Santa Clara, California is $109,311.
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$82k
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$109k
90%
$138k
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Salary
$82k - $138k
Bonus
$1k - $20k
Profit Sharing
$3k - $25k
Total Pay
$80k - $151k

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Popular Skills for Software Engineer

Skills in Python, C++ Programming Language and C Programming Language are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include 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 $100,314 based on 66 salaries. A mid-career Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $120,292 based on 79 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $145,635 based on 31 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $150,000.
Employees with Software Engineer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 7.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Jose, California (2.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (26.1% less), San Diego, California (25.1% less) and Boston, Massachusetts (18.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 181 survey responses.
Entry Level
36.5%
Mid Career
43.6%
Experienced
17.1%
Late Career
2.8%