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 $81,867.
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$61k - $125k
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$60k - $134k

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Job Description for Software Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Software Engineer are from the companies Northrop Grumman Corporation, Lockheed Martin Corp and Google, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Google, Inc. where the average pay is $119,192. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Microsoft Corp and Intel Corporation, earning around $116,519 and $97,996, respectively. The Boeing Company pays the lowest at around $71,798. Raytheon Co. and Lockheed Martin Corp also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $75,094 and $76,714, 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 $73,050 based on 1,838 salaries. An early career Software Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $79,085 based on 5,708 salaries. A mid-career Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $91,277 based on 1,925 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $103,875 based on 990 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $118,575.
Employees with Software Engineer in their job title in San Jose, California earn an average of 40.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (39.9% more) and Seattle, Washington (30.3% more).

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