Average Software Engineer Salary at Microsoft Corp

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The average salary for a Software Engineer at Microsoft Corp is $116,540.
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Job Description for Software Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Software Engineer are from the companies Northrop Grumman Corporation, Google, Inc. and Cisco Systems Inc. Reported salaries are highest at Google, Inc. where the average pay is $119,162. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Cisco Systems Inc and Intel Corporation, earning around $106,317 and $96,473, respectively. Raytheon Co. pays the lowest at around $74,021. Lockheed Martin Corp and Northrop Grumman Corporation also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $76,810 and $80,210, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Software Engineer

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

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 $107,725 based on 57 salaries. An early career Software Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $114,786 based on 337 salaries. A mid-career Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $127,586 based on 93 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $135,508 based on 50 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $145,670.
Employees with Software Engineer in their job title in Sunnyvale, California earn an average of 8.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Bellevue, Washington (3.5% more) and Redmond, Washington (1.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Cambridge, Massachusetts (5.9% less), New York, New York (5.6% less) and Seattle, Washington (1.4% less).

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