The average salary for an Early-Career Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer is $73,443.
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Job Description for Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer
Software engineer/developer/programmers may work in one major industry or in a vast array of different industries. Some may work for companies that produce and sell exactly what they work with. Many others work in other types of industries that do not sell these products but make use of their own. So, one could work for Microsoft designing computer programs to sell, while another may work for a large business and be responsible for designing the private computer programs that employees use wi…Read more
Popular Employer Salaries 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.
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Popular Skills for Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer
C# Programming Language
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.
Pay Difference by Location
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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).
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