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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 are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include C++ Programming Language, .NET, 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 $66,856 based on 19 salaries. An early career Software Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $76,948 based on 225 salaries. A mid-career Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $89,647 based on 65 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $111,392.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Software Engineer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 37.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (10.9% more) and New York, New York (5.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in St. Louis, Missouri (7.0% less) and Dallas, Texas (2.2% less).
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