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Average Entry-Level Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Salary

$67,231
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$3,999
Bonus
$3,449
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer is $67,231.
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$46k
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$67k
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$96k
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$46k - $96k
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$513 - $10k
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$491 - $19k
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What Do Software Engineer / Developer / Programmers Do?

Popular Employer Salaries for Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer

The top respondents for the job title Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer are from the companies Google, Inc., International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. and Northrop Grumman Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at Google, Inc. where the average pay is $94,734. Northrop Grumman Corporation pays the lowest at around $70,432.

Career Paths

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

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

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

An early career Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $75,339 based on 3,383 salaries. A mid-career Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $85,801 based on 1,383 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $92,351 based on 609 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $92,857.
Employees with Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 48.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (27.2% more) and New York, New York (18.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (0.4% less) and Dallas, Texas (0.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 5,634 survey responses.
Early Career
60.0%
Mid Career
24.5%
Experienced
10.8%
Late Career
4.6%