Average Early-Career Software Engineer Salary in San Diego, California

$81,865
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,903
Bonus
$4,894
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The average salary for an Early-Career Software Engineer in San Diego, California is $81,865.
10%
$64k
MEDIAN
$82k
90%
$106k
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$64k - $106k
Bonus
$999 - $12k
Profit Sharing
$997 - $20k
Total Pay
$63k - $113k

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Popular Skills for Software Engineer

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

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 $75,795 based on 178 salaries. A mid-career Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $97,034 based on 233 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $111,568 based on 121 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $123,231.
Employees with Software Engineer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 42.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Jose, California (35.9% more) and Seattle, Washington (24.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (1.5% less) and Austin, Texas (0.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 565 survey responses.
Entry Level
31.5%
Mid Career
41.2%
Experienced
21.4%
Late Career
5.8%