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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
Skills in Java and C++ Programming Language are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include SQL, Linux and .NET.
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 $69,921 based on 20 salaries. An early career Software Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $77,949 based on 126 salaries. A mid-career Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $89,370 based on 49 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $102,824 based on 16 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Software Engineer in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 2.1% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (17.9% less), Sacramento, California (16.7% less) and New York, New York (8.3% less).
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