Average Software Engineer with C Programming Language Skills Salary

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The average salary for a Software Engineer with C Programming Language skills is $81,600.
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Job Description for Software Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Software Engineer are from the companies Intel Corporation, Cisco Systems Inc and Lockheed Martin Corp. Reported salaries are highest at Microsoft Corp where the average pay is $113,469. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Google, Inc. and Cisco Systems Inc, earning around $112,745 and $109,831, respectively. Lockheed Martin Corp pays the lowest at around $75,052. Northrop Grumman Corporation and International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $77,700 and $91,083, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Software Engineer

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

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 $72,231 based on 826 salaries. An early career Software Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $77,811 based on 2,605 salaries. A mid-career Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $89,943 based on 992 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $104,975 based on 542 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $109,502.
Employees with Software Engineer in their job title in San Jose, California earn an average of 39.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (35.4% more) and Seattle, Washington (24.6% more).

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