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Average Entry-Level Software Engineer Salary in San Diego, California

$78,120
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,919
Bonus
$3,000
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Software Engineer in San Diego, California is $78,120.
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$64k
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$78k
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$103k
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What Do Software Engineers Do?

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What Are Popular Skills for Software Engineers?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Software Engineers?

An early career Software Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $85,383 based on 829 salaries. A mid-career Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $99,278 based on 234 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $114,555 based on 103 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $124,940.
Employees with Software Engineer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 39.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Jose, California (29.5% more) and Seattle, Washington (26.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (3.7% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (2.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,197 survey responses.
Early Career
69.3%
Mid Career
19.5%
Experienced
8.6%
Late Career
2.6%