Average Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Salary

$76,598
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,109
Bonus
$5,500
Commission
$3,036
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer is $76,598.
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$52k
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$77k
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$113k
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MEDIAN $76,598
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Salary
$52k - $113k
Bonus
$515 - $14k
Profit Sharing
$482 - $19k
Commission
$0 - $6k
Total Pay
$50k - $118k

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Job Description for Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer

Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Tasks
  • Test and document software for client applications.
  • Write, modify, and debug software for client applications.
  • Write code to create single-threaded or user interface event driven applications, either stand-alone and those which access servers or services.
  • Use source debuggers and visual development environments.
The top respondents for the job title Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer are from the companies Microsoft Corp, Amazon.com Inc and Google, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Microsoft Corp where the average pay is $119,884. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Amazon.com Inc and Google, Inc., earning around $109,635 and $98,785, respectively. Hewlett-Packard Company pays the lowest at around $68,000. Northrop Grumman Corporation and International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $80,321 and $82,937, respectively.

Career Paths

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Popular Skills for Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer

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

Pay by Experience Level for Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer

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 $65,747 based on 578 salaries. An early career Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $73,402 based on 3,671 salaries. A mid-career Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $82,751 based on 1,632 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $89,149 based on 791 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $89,200.
Employees with Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 42.4% 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 (13.4% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 6,942 survey responses.
Entry Level
8.3%
Early Career
52.9%
Mid Career
23.5%
Experienced
11.4%
Late Career
3.9%