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

$108,239
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$11,996
Bonus
$11,000
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Software Engineer in Palo Alto, California is $108,239.
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$76k
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$108k
90%
$127k
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$76k - $127k
Bonus
$5k - $30k
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$10k - $20k
Total Pay
$76k - $142k

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Popular Skills for Software Engineer

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

Pay by Experience Level for Software Engineer

An early career Software Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $118,827 based on 290 salaries. A mid-career Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $135,962 based on 89 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $152,546 based on 42 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $163,400.
Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (31.5% less), San Diego, California (30.0% less) and Boston, Massachusetts (24.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 430 survey responses.
Early Career
67.4%
Mid Career
20.7%
Experienced
9.8%
Late Career
2.1%