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Average Entry-Level Software Engineer Salary in Santa Clara, California

$102,442
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$8,321
Bonus
$5,057
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Software Engineer in Santa Clara, California is $102,442.
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$76k
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$102k
90%
$124k
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What Do Software Engineers Do?

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What Are Popular Skills for Software Engineers?

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

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 $111,757 based on 244 salaries. A mid-career Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $123,742 based on 70 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $145,949 based on 30 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $125,000.
Employees with Software Engineer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 5.6% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (26.8% less), San Diego, California (24.5% less) and Boston, Massachusetts (18.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 349 survey responses.
Early Career
69.9%
Mid Career
20.1%
Experienced
8.6%
Late Career
1.4%