Average Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Salary

$78,177
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,840
Bonus
$6,500
Commission
$3,078
Profit Sharing
What am I worth?
Get pay report
How should I pay?
Price a job
The average salary for a Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer is $78,177.
10%
$53k
MEDIAN
$78k
90%
$116k
Is Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer your job title? Find out what you should be paid
Use our tool to get a personalized report on your market worth.What's this?
United States (change)
How it works:
1
Enter city & years of experience
2
Add pay factors like skills & education
3
Find your market worth with a report tailored to you
Salary
$53k - $116k
Bonus
$728 - $15k
Profit Sharing
$501 - $20k
Commission
$0 - $7k
Total Pay
$50k - $121k
Find your market worth – how it works:
Tell us about your job and pay factors like skills and educationTell us about your job and pay factors like skills and education
Find your market worth with a report tailored to youFind your market worth with a report tailored to you
Negotiate your pay with confidenceNegotiate your pay with confidence

What Do Software Engineer / Developer / Programmers Do?

Job Satisfaction for Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer

4 out of 5
(1,001)
Highly Satisfied
103Reviews
The top respondents for the job title Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer are from the companies Microsoft Corp, Northrop Grumman Corporation and Amazon.com Inc. Reported salaries are highest at Microsoft Corp where the average pay is $118,824. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Amazon.com Inc and Google, Inc., earning around $112,593 and $97,727, respectively. Northrop Grumman Corporation pays the lowest at around $79,010. International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $89,496 and $92,105, respectively.

Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Job Listings

Search for more jobs
Search

What Are Popular Skills for Software Engineer / Developer / Programmers?

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.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Software Engineer / Developer / Programmers?

An entry-level Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $66,989 based on 505 salaries. An early career Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $75,087 based on 3,485 salaries. A mid-career Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $84,897 based on 1,464 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $91,656 based on 642 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $92,862.
Employees with Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 44.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (29.2% more) and New York, New York (14.5% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 6,360 survey responses.
Entry Level
7.9%
Early Career
54.8%
Mid Career
23.0%
Experienced
10.1%
Late Career
4.2%