SOFTWARE ENGINEER SALARY

Average Yearly Salary
$90,000
$66,000
Min 10%
$90,000
Median 50%
$121,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Lyft
Highest Paying City
Cupertino, CA
Highest Paying State
Washington
Average Experience Level
3.0 years
How much does a software engineer make?
Software Engineers in America make, on average, $90,161 a year or $43.35 per hour. The top 10 percent make over $121,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent make under $66,000 per year. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Software Engineers are Internet companies and Professional companies. Some of the states with the best Software Engineer salaries are Washington, California, Nevada, Oregon, and Connecticut. Most Software Engineers spend 3.0 years in the position.

Average Software Engineer Salary By Company

Software Engineers report their job security as good. Just as in every field, some employers pay higher wages than others. Internet companies and Professional companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. Companies like Lyft or Facebook will get you the highest pay packages. Companies like Digital Ally and Rapid Global Business Solutions Inc. also pay high salaries to their Software Engineers.

Average Software Engineer Salary By Location

Software Engineers in the US makes an average salary of $90,161 per year or $43.35 per hour. Cupertino, CA reports the highest annual salary for Software Engineers at 100,587. Even an entry-level Software Engineer makes $70,000 per year in Cupertino, CA. Washington, California, Nevada, Oregon, and Connecticut are the top 5 highest earning states for Software Engineers. On the other hand, Alabama, Kentucky, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and New Mexico report the lowest wages for Software Engineers.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
Cupertino, CA
$100,587
2
Redmond, WA
$92,380
3
Hillsboro, OR
$88,327
4
New York, NY
$84,817
5
Jersey City, NJ
$84,761

Average Software Engineer Salary By Industry

Software Engineer salaries can vary depending on the industry. Our analysis shows that Internet companies, Telecommunication companies, and Technology companies pay higher-than-average wages for Software Engineers. Internet companies pay their Software Engineers the highest wages, averaging $96,430 per year. Telecommunication companies and Technology companies pay well too, at $88,556 and $84,072, respectively. At $79,229, the average salary for Software Engineers in the Professional industry is lower than other industries.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Internet
$96,430
2
Telecommunication
$88,556
3
Technology
$84,072
4
Manufacturing
$79,640
5
Professional
$79,229

RECENTLY ADDED Software Engineer SALARIES

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Pricelabs
Software Engineer
Chicago, IL
10/31/2019
$60,000
Austin Fraser
Software Engineer
Austin, TX
10/31/2019
$135,000
Eliassen Group
Software Engineer
Columbus, OH
10/31/2019
$85,000
Snap Inc.
Software Engineer
Los Angeles, CA
10/31/2019
$140,000
Eliassen Group
Software Engineer
Tampa, FL
10/31/2019
$100,000
Fahrenheit It
Software Engineer
Plano, TX
10/31/2019
$105,000
10/31/2019
$114,785
Robert Half
Software Engineer
Miami, FL
10/29/2019
$85,000
Veterans Sourcing Group
Software Engineer
Mesa, AZ
10/29/2019
$129,394
Cybercoders
Software Engineer
Fremont, CA
10/29/2019
$120,000
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