Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a Software Developer make in San Jose, CA?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

Experience

Industry

$104,855 / yrTotal Pay
$96,638 / yrBase Pay
$8,217 / yrAdditional Pay

$104,855

 / yr
$68K$162K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Software Developer is $104,855 per year in the San Jose, CA area, with an average salary of $96,638 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $8,217 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Total Pay Trajectory

For Software Developer in San Jose, CA

$104,855 /yr
Software Developer
$158,472 /yr
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Related Job Titles

For Software Developer in San Jose, CA

Some related job titles are Entry Level Software Developer Salaries with median pay of $96,113, Java Developer Salaries with median pay of $111,509, Junior Software Developer Salaries with median pay of $94,612, Software Developer Fresher Salaries with median pay of $106,777.

Top Paying Companies

For a Software Developer in San Jose, CA

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Software Developer in San Jose, CA. Employers include Google, Amazon and eBay.

1
Google
$211,624/yr
3
eBay
$196,004/yr
4
Adobe
$192,623/yr
5
Oracle
$191,789/yr
9
PayPal
$175,061/yr
10
InfoObjects
$172,454/yr

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$192,546

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$171,661

 / yr

$204,749

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$184,118

 / yr

$156,972

 / yr

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$159,527

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$191,789

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$193,512

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$204,539

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$162,409

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Top Paying Industries

For a Software Developer in San Jose, CA

The top 4 paying industries for a Software Developer in San Jose, CA are Human Resources & Staffing with a median total pay of $171,649, Information Technology with a median total pay of $159,273, Management & Consulting with a median total pay of $144,765 and Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology with a median total pay of $143,716.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Human Resources & StaffingHuman Resources & Staffing$171,649

    9% Higher than other industries

  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$159,273

    2% Higher than other industries

  • Management & ConsultingManagement & Consulting$144,765

    8% Lower than other industries

  • Pharmaceutical & BiotechnologyPharmaceutical & Biotechnology$143,716

    9% Lower than other industries

Human Resources & Staffing

The top paying company in Human Resources & Staffing for Software Developer is Randstad US.

Randstad USRandstad US$171,649/yr

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What is the pay outlook for Engineering?

Engineering jobs are in high demand with workers receiving generous compensation packages and bonuses. Engineering offers ample opportunity for growth and development with transferable skills across an array of fields from software, supply chain and logistics to aerospace. Most roles require at least a bachelor’s degree. To remain competitive, job-seekers should consider specialization or skill-specific programs such as coding boot-camps or certifications.

How does the Software developer salary in San Jose, CA compare to the national average salary in US for the same job?

The average salary for a Software developer in US is $97,763 per year based on 104,230 salary contributions, which is 24.18% less than the salary for a Software developer in San Jose, CA. The cost of living and the local demand for the work are among the factors affecting wages. The top 3 companies in US where a Software developer gets the highest compensation are Oracle Corporation, Intuit Inc. and Macquarie Group Limited. Bigger companies typically pay 42.53% more than smaller companies for a Software developer.

Recent Salaries Shared

For software developer in San Jose, CA

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Computer Programmer

San Jose, CA

 | 1-3 years

$20

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Software Developer

San Jose, CA

 | 1-3 years

$120,000

/yr

Submitted2 days ago

1-3 years
2 days ago
Software Developer

San Jose, CA

 | 4-6 years

$100,000

/yr

Submitted2 days ago

4-6 years
2 days ago
Software Developer

San Jose, CA

 | 4-6 years

$150,000

/yr

Submitted2 days ago

4-6 years
2 days ago
Software Developer

San Jose, CA

 | <1 year

$120,000

/yr

Submitted3 days ago

<1 year
3 days ago
Software Developer

San Jose, CA

 | 1-3 years

$131,850

/yr

Submitted4 days ago

1-3 years
4 days ago
Computer Programmer

San Jose, CA

 | 10-14 years

$154,000

/yr

$120K | $34K

Submitted4 days ago

10-14 years
4 days ago
Software Developer

San Jose, CA

 | 1-3 years

$80,000

/yr

Submitted5 days ago

1-3 years
5 days ago
Software Developer

San Jose, CA

 | 1-3 years

$125,000

/yr

Submitted5 days ago

1-3 years
5 days ago

Software Developer pay FAQ in San Jose, CA

The average salary for a Software Developer is $96,638 per year in San Jose, CA. Salaries estimates are based on 127937 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Software Developer employees in San Jose, CA.

The highest salary for a Software Developer in San Jose, CA is $146,842 per year.

The lowest salary for a Software Developer in San Jose, CA is $63,598 per year.

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