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Job Description for Software Engineer
In the world of software design and development, a software engineer plays a key role. The engineer is typically the person who helps to develop the ways that software functions created by a software design team will work. The software engineer will work with designers to help consolidate disparate program functions into a unified whole. The engineer also works with programmers and coders to help map out various programming tasks and smaller functions, which are then combined into larger, functi…Read more
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Popular Skills for Software Engineer
C++ Programming Language
C# Programming Language
Skills in Java, C++ Programming Language and Python are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include SQL and C# Programming Language.
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 $70,516 based on 88 salaries. A mid-career Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $82,634 based on 40 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $95,192 based on 9 salaries.
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Employees with Software Engineer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 62.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Jose, California (52.1% more) and Seattle, Washington (41.4% more).
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