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

$99,958
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$7,777
Bonus
$5,000
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Software Engineer in Santa Clara, California is $99,958.
10%
$72k
MEDIAN
$100k
90%
$121k
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$72k - $121k
Bonus
$875 - $15k
Profit Sharing
$993 - $15k
Total Pay
$72k - $128k

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Popular Skills for Software Engineer

Skills in C++ Programming Language, C Programming Language and Python are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Linux 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 $108,787 based on 245 salaries. A mid-career Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $121,620 based on 83 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $144,372 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 5.5% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (25.8% less), San Diego, California (24.2% less) and Boston, Massachusetts (18.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 366 survey responses.
Early Career
66.9%
Mid Career
22.7%
Experienced
8.5%
Late Career
1.9%