Average Software Engineer Salary in Irvine, California

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The average salary for a Software Engineer in Irvine, California is $84,794.
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$61k - $123k

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Popular Employer Salaries for Software Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Software Engineer are from the companies Glidewell Laboratories, Blizzard Entertainment and Amazon.com Inc. Reported salaries are highest at Amazon.com Inc where the average pay is $115,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Google, Inc., earning around $107,990. Kareo pays the lowest at around $95,000. Blizzard Entertainment also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $100,000.

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Popular Skills for Software Engineer

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

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 $71,675 based on 54 salaries. An early career Software Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $82,889 based on 336 salaries. A mid-career Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $97,970 based on 122 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $109,920 based on 32 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 39.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Jose, California (33.4% more) and Seattle, Washington (22.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (3.1% less).

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