Average Early-Career Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Salary

$73,443
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,014
Bonus
$6,500
Commission
$3,068
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The average salary for an Early-Career Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer is $73,443.
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MEDIAN $73,443
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Salary
$51k - $106k
Bonus
$509 - $12k
Profit Sharing
$489 - $20k
Commission
$0 - $7k
Total Pay
$48k - $111k

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Job Description for Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer

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 $115,651. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Amazon.com Inc and Google, Inc., earning around $104,535 and $99,990, respectively. Accenture pays the lowest at around $69,943. Northrop Grumman Corporation and International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $80,293 and $80,557, respectively.

Career Paths

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Popular Skills for Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer

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 / 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 $65,819 based on 588 salaries. A mid-career Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $82,984 based on 1,644 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $88,985 based on 782 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $89,760.
Employees with Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 46.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (27.8% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (17.6% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 3,287 survey responses.
Entry Level
17.9%
Mid Career
50.0%
Experienced
23.8%
Late Career
8.3%