Average Software Engineer Salary in Mountain View, California

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The average salary for a Software Engineer in Mountain View, California is $120,988.
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$95k - $148k
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$5k - $41k
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$96k - $174k

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Job Description for Software Engineer

Popular Employer Salaries for Software Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Software Engineer are from the companies Google, Inc., Intuit Inc. and Apple Computer, Inc. Reported salaries are highest at Linkedin Corporation where the average pay is $139,588. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Facebook Inc and Apple Computer, Inc, earning around $135,697 and $130,180, respectively. Synopsys, Inc pays the lowest at around $105,000. Intuit Inc. and Google, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $112,731 and $121,316, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Software Engineer

Skills in C++ Programming Language are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include SQL, JavaScript, Python 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 $110,578 based on 111 salaries. An early career Software Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $120,070 based on 455 salaries. A mid-career Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $133,517 based on 150 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $146,201 based on 58 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $157,207.
Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (32.1% less), San Diego, California (28.4% less) and Boston, Massachusetts (25.0% less).

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