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Average Entry-Level Software Engineer Salary in Palo Alto, California

$110,574
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$14,267
Bonus
$10,483
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Software Engineer in Palo Alto, California is $110,574.
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$81k
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$111k
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$129k
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What Do Software Engineers Do?

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What Are Popular Skills for Software Engineers?

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

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 $121,310 based on 246 salaries. A mid-career Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $138,208 based on 84 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $155,873 based on 36 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $188,400.
Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (32.0% less), San Diego, California (30.0% less) and Boston, Massachusetts (24.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 373 survey responses.
Early Career
66.0%
Mid Career
22.5%
Experienced
9.7%
Late Career
1.9%