Average Early-Career Software Engineer with C++ Programming Language Skills Salary in San Jose, California

$111,974
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$9,794
Bonus
$9,721
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The average salary for an Early-Career Software Engineer with C++ Programming Language skills in San Jose, California is $111,974.
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$80k
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$112k
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$140k
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$80k - $140k
Bonus
$4k - $19k
Profit Sharing
$1k - $29k
Total Pay
$81k - $156k

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Popular Skills for Software Engineer

Skills in Java and Python are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include C Programming Language, SQL 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 $98,784 based on 52 salaries. A mid-career Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $128,016 based on 48 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $138,644 based on 43 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $164,035.
Employees with Software Engineer in their job title in Mountain View, California earn an average of 9.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (2.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Diego, California (26.2% less), Boston, Massachusetts (22.8% less) and Los Angeles, California (22.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 160 survey responses.
Entry Level
32.5%
Mid Career
30.0%
Experienced
26.9%
Late Career
10.6%