Average Experienced Software Engineer Salary in Los Angeles, California

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The average salary for an Experienced Software Engineer in Los Angeles, California is $115,489.
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$89k - $150k
$986 - $20k
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$1k - $60k
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$86k - $166k

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Popular Skills for Software Engineer

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

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 $80,161 based on 148 salaries. An early career Software Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $90,310 based on 692 salaries. A mid-career Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $104,054 based on 260 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $124,057.
Employees with Software Engineer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 23.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Jose, California (16.3% more) and Seattle, Washington (5.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Denver, Colorado (11.4% less), Austin, Texas (8.8% less) and San Diego, California (3.4% less).

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