Average Late-Career Software Engineer Salary

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The average salary for a Late-Career Software Engineer is $110,255.
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$79k - $154k
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$488 - $19k
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$80k - $169k

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Job Description for Software Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Software Engineer are from the companies International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., Northrop Grumman Corporation and The Boeing Company. Reported salaries are highest at Google, Inc. where the average pay is $165,426. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Microsoft Corp and Northrop Grumman Corporation, earning around $145,670 and $143,718, respectively. International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. pays the lowest at around $107,729. Lockheed Martin Corp and The Boeing Company also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $123,135 and $123,908, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Software Engineer

Skills in C++ Programming Language and Java are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include .NET, 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 $73,703 based on 7,382 salaries. An early career Software Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $80,979 based on 36,612 salaries. A mid-career Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $91,608 based on 12,986 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $101,772 based on 6,104 salaries.
Employees with Software Engineer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 33.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (14.3% more) and New York, New York (11.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Austin, Texas (5.0% less).

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