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Average Entry-Level Software Engineer Salary in Irvine, California

$74,453
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$5,902
Bonus
$4,250
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Software Engineer in Irvine, California is $74,453.
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$58k
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$74k
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$98k
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What Do Software Engineers Do?

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What Are Popular Skills for Software Engineers?

Skills in Java and Python are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include JavaScript, C Programming Language 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 $84,144 based on 325 salaries. A mid-career Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $99,609 based on 114 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $110,226 based on 27 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $116,426.
Employees with Software Engineer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 45.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Jose, California (35.5% more) and Seattle, Washington (32.3% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 480 survey responses.
Early Career
67.7%
Mid Career
23.8%
Experienced
5.6%
Late Career
2.9%