Software Engineer at Microsoft Corp Salary

On average, Software Engineers at Microsoft Corp earn six-figure salaries ($116K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. Final cash compensation to Software Engineers at Microsoft Corp varies from around $93K to approximately $151K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $20K and $15K, respectively. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The vast majority (85 percent) of Software Engineers at Microsoft Corp who answered the questionnaire are male. Most Software Engineers at Microsoft Corp report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a large number. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$96,681 - $134,004
$97K
$120K
$130K
MEDIAN: $115,546
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$36.63 - $68.78
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$0$152K
Salary $96,681 - $134,004
Bonus $4,979 - $19,709
Profit Sharing $1,951 - $18,351
Total Pay (?
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$97,059 - $152,315
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 225
Hourly Data $0$68
Hourly Rate $50.00
Overtime $25.00
Annual Data $0$152K
Bonus $4,979 - $19,709
Profit Sharing $1,951 - $18,351
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$97,059 - $152,315
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 8

Software Engineer Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Software Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Software Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Software Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $117,000 based on 148 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Software Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $132,000 based on 61 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $134,000 based on 30 salaries. A Software Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $157,000 based on 7 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $124,034

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Seattle is the lowest-paying area, 5 percent south of the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Bellevue (5 percent lower) and San Francisco (2 percent lower).

Microsoft Corp Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Software Engineer at Microsoft Corp?

Software Engineer in Redmond:
"Stable and reputable job at Microsoft."
Pros: I like the pay, the benefits, the flexible schedule and the diverse opportunities that can be found here.
Cons: It's a slow moving company, you have to pay for your own food, no free massages.

Key Stats for Software Engineer

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
2%

Experience Affects Software Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
▲27%

▲8%

▲6%

National Average
$124,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Software Engineer Salaries

▲2%

▲2%





HTML
▼0%

National Average
$124,000

C programming Language
▼2%

C
▼3%

C#
▼4%

C++
▼4%

SQL
▼4%

▼6%

▼7%

Python
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 97%
dental benefits
Dental: 92%
vision benefits
Vision: 88%
no benefits
None: 2%