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Average Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Salary

$78,262
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,847
Bonus
$6,500
Commission
$3,085
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The average salary for a Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer is $78,262.
10%
$53k
MEDIAN
$78k
90%
$116k
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$53k - $116k
Bonus
$777 - $15k
Profit Sharing
$504 - $20k
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$0 - $7k
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$50k - $121k
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What Do Software Engineer / Developer / Programmers Do?

Job Satisfaction for Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer

3.8 out of 5
(970)
Highly Satisfied
105Reviews
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.

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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 $67,064 based on 504 salaries. An early career Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $75,186 based on 3,456 salaries. A mid-career Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $85,070 based on 1,440 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $91,968 based on 629 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 45.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (29.1% more) and New York, New York (14.1% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 6,292 survey responses.
Entry Level
8.0%
Early Career
54.9%
Mid Career
22.9%
Experienced
10.0%
Late Career
4.2%