Computer Software Engineer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$98,000
$75,000
Min 10%
$98,000
Median 50%
$127,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Credit Suisse
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
Washington
Average Experience Level
4.6 years
How much does a computer software engineer make?
The national average salary for a Computer Software Engineer in the U.S. is $98,508 annually or $47.36 hourly. The top 10 percent of earners make over $127,000 annually, whereas the bottom 10 percent of earners make under $75,000 per year. Technology companies and Energy companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. Washington, California, Alaska, New York, and Oregon have the highest paying Computer Software Engineer jobs. Most Computer Software Engineers spend 4.6 years in the position.

Average Computer Software Engineer Salary By Location

As a Computer Software Engineer in the U.S., you can expect to earn on average $98,508 per year or $47.36 per hour. San Francisco, CA reports the highest Computer Software Engineer salaries at $129,308 per year. The average starting salary in San Francisco, CA for Computer Software Engineers is $93,000. Washington, California, Alaska, New York, and Oregon are the highest paying states. Arkansas, Mississippi, and Hawaii have the lowest Computer Software Engineer salaries.

Map of Computer Software Engineer Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Computer Software Engineers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary:

Average Computer Software Engineer Salary By Company

Like every industry, there is a range of salaries a Computer Software Engineer makes. The most abundant employment opportunities for Computer Software Engineers are in Technology companies and Energy companies. The two companies that report the highest salaries for Computer Software Engineers are Credit Suisse and BNP Paribas. If you can find a job at a company like Barclays Capital or Moody's, they also offer very competitive salaries to their Computer Software Engineers.
Company
Average Salary
$144,970
$145k
$140,938
$141k
$138,483
$138k

Average Computer Software Engineer Pay By Industry

Wages for Computer Software Engineers can differ based on the industry they work in. Our analysis shows that Finance companies, Telecommunication companies, and Technology companies pay higher-than-average wages for Computer Software Engineers. Salaries for Computer Software Engineers in Finance companies average $109,287 annually, while Telecommunication companies and Technology companies pay $102,210 and $97,577, respectively. The average salary for Computer Software Engineers in the Retail industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $83,955.
Industry
Average Salary
Finance
Finance
$109,287
$109k
Telecommunication
Telecommunication
$102,210
$102k
Technology
Technology
$97,577
$98k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$89,256
$89k
Retail
Retail
$83,955
$84k

Computer Software Engineer Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Computer Software Engineer Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Computer Software Engineer can range from $62,126 to $155,713 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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Date Added
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