Average Early-Career Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Salary in San Jose, California

$104,874
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$9,156
Bonus
$22,500
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The average salary for an Early-Career Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer in San Jose, California is $104,874.
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$79k
MEDIAN
$105k
90%
$131k
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Salary
$79k - $131k
Bonus
$7 - $40k
Profit Sharing
$19k - $26k
Total Pay
$80k - $157k

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Popular Skills for Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer

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

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 $102,824 based on 6 salaries. A mid-career Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $117,916 based on 29 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $108,229 based on 6 salaries.
Employees with Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 3.2% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Austin, Texas (27.4% less), Chicago, Illinois (24.0% less) and Los Angeles, California (20.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 41 survey responses.
Entry Level
14.6%
Mid Career
70.7%
Experienced
14.6%