Updated Dec 13, 2021

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

Updated Dec 13, 2021

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$119,502 / yrTotal Pay
$101,546 / yrBase Pay
$17,956 / yrAdditional Pay

$119,502

 / yr
$72K$264K
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The estimated total pay for a Software Engineer is $119,502 per year in the San Jose, CA Area area, with an average salary of $101,546 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 $17,956 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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What are some related job titles for Software Engineer?

Some related job titles are Entry Level Software Engineer Salaries with median pay of $109,664, Principal Software Engineer Salaries with median pay of $168,822, Software Development Engineer Salaries with median pay of $117,204, Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Salaries with median pay of $113,087.

What are total pay estimates for a Software Engineer at different companies in San Jose, CA Area?

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Google
4.5

Google

Software Engineer

$166,887

 /yr
Range: $68K - $589K

$68K

$589K

$67,907 - $588,953 Range

Cisco Systems
4.3

Cisco Systems

Software Engineer

$137,778

 /yr
Range: $92K - $225K

$92K

$225K

$91,732 - $224,792 Range

NVIDIA
4.7

NVIDIA

Software Engineer

$229,170

 /yr
Range: $99K - $279K

$99K

$279K

$98,874 - $278,508 Range

Quora, Inc.
4.5

Quora, Inc.

Software Engineer

$203,382

 /yr
Range: $135K - $231K

$135K

$231K

$134,693 - $231,252 Range

Applied Materials
4.0

Applied Materials

Software Engineer

$160,305

 /yr
Range: $115K - $242K

$115K

$242K

$115,190 - $241,821 Range

Intel Corporation
4.3

Intel Corporation

Software Engineer

$172,342

 /yr
Range: $75K - $848K

$75K

$848K

$75,276 - $847,753 Range

Yahoo
4.0

Yahoo

Software Engineer

$144,910

 /yr
Range: $14K - $329K

$14K

$329K

$14,087 - $328,904 Range

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LinkedIn
4.5

LinkedIn

Software Engineer

$154,845

 /yr
Range: $102K - $354K

$102K

$354K

$102,250 - $353,552 Range

Apple
4.2

Apple

Software Engineer

$154,253

 /yr
Range: $14K - $378K

$14K

$378K

$14,424 - $377,990 Range

Qualcomm
4.1

Qualcomm

Software Engineer

$130,536

 /yr
Range: $103K - $146K

$103K

$146K

$103,013 - $146,411 Range

Uber
4.0

Uber

Software Engineer

$123,352

 /yr
Range: $97K - $222K

$97K

$222K

$97,337 - $222,180 Range

Microsoft
4.4

Microsoft

Software Engineer

$175,757

 /yr
Range: $77K - $269K

$77K

$269K

$76,644 - $269,353 Range

Intuit
4.6

Intuit

Software Engineer

$140,675

 /yr
Range: $81K - $256K

$81K

$256K

$80,739 - $256,021 Range

Juniper Networks
4.2

Juniper Networks

Software Engineer

$140,016

 /yr
Range: $95K - $214K

$95K

$214K

$95,187 - $213,771 Range

eBay
4.1

eBay

Software Engineer

$147,438

 /yr
Range: $96K - $305K

$96K

$305K

$95,787 - $305,241 Range

Meta
4.3

Meta

Software Engineer

$156,596

 /yr
Range: $62K - $319K

$62K

$319K

$62,252 - $318,814 Range

Arista Networks
4.2

Arista Networks

Software Engineer

$148,731

 /yr
Range: $22K - $241K

$22K

$241K

$21,552 - $240,740 Range

IBM
4.1

IBM

Software Engineer

$134,218

 /yr
Range: $59K - $229K

$59K

$229K

$59,463 - $228,854 Range

Brocade
4.2

Brocade

Software Engineer

$132,349

 /yr
Range: $104K - $184K

$104K

$184K

$103,552 - $184,010 Range

ServiceNow
4.5

ServiceNow

Software Engineer

$129,791

 /yr
Range: $103K - $176K

$103K

$176K

$103,062 - $176,369 Range

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$144,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

7 days ago by a Software Engineer with less than one year of experience

$170,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$50,000/yr
Stock Bonus$75,000/yr

8 days ago by a Software Engineer with 1 to 3 years of experience

$175,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Seniot Software Engineer with 7 to 9 years of experience

$110,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Software Engineer with less than one year of experience

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$150,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Software Engineer with 10 to 14 years of experience

$150,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Software Engineer with 10 to 14 years of experience

$200,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Software Development Engineer (SDE) with 4 to 6 years of experience

$150,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Software Engineer with 4 to 6 years of experience

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Hi fellow fishes, I recently interviewed at GoJek and cleared all of the rounds. I even got a call from HR that you have been selected for the senior software engineer role. He then asked me my expected salary. Which i gave a ballpark figure of 28 Laks PA. Since then it has been 3 days and I haven't heard back. Should i call him back and quote a lower price? Need your advice here. P.S - i am from India and have around 4 years of experience. My current salary is around 15 lakhs pa.

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Frequently asked questions about a Software Engineer salaries

The average salary for a Software Engineer is $140,383 per year in San Jose, CA Area. Salaries estimates are based on 51534 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Software Engineer employees in San Jose, CA Area.

The highest salary for a Software Engineer in San Jose, CA Area is $188,192 per year.

The lowest salary for a Software Engineer in San Jose, CA Area is $104,720 per year.

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