Average Entry-Level Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Salary

$65,913
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$3,920
Bonus
$3,500
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer is $65,913.
10%
$46k
MEDIAN
$66k
90%
$97k
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Salary
$46k - $97k
Bonus
$488 - $10k
Profit Sharing
$197 - $18k
Total Pay
$41k - $98k

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Popular Skills for Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer

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

Pay by Experience Level for Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer

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 $73,511 based on 3,791 salaries. A mid-career Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $83,356 based on 1,655 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $88,899 based on 785 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 49.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (21.6% more) and New York, New York (17.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (9.1% less), Dallas, Texas (2.5% less) and Chicago, Illinois (0.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 6,506 survey responses.
Early Career
58.3%
Mid Career
25.4%
Experienced
12.1%
Late Career
4.2%