Average Experienced Software Engineer Salary in San Jose, California

$135,508
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$15,975
Bonus
$17,500
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The average salary for an Experienced Software Engineer in San Jose, California is $135,508.
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$100k
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$136k
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$177k
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Salary
$100k - $177k
Bonus
$5k - $39k
Profit Sharing
$1k - $55k
Total Pay
$102k - $211k

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Popular Skills for Software Engineer

Skills in C++ Programming Language, Python and C Programming Language are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include JavaScript 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 $100,102 based on 238 salaries. An early career Software Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $112,057 based on 904 salaries. A mid-career Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $122,807 based on 313 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $151,723.
Employees with Software Engineer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 5.0% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Denver, Colorado (24.5% less), Austin, Texas (22.2% less) and San Diego, California (17.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,492 survey responses.
Entry Level
16.0%
Early Career
60.6%
Mid Career
21.0%
Late Career
2.5%