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How much does a Software Engineer make?

Updated Dec 7, 2021

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Employer Size

Experience

$108,249 /yr
Average Base Pay

314,918 salaries

$73K

Low

$108K

Average

$160K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

How much does a Software Engineer make? The national average salary for a Software Engineer is $108,249 in United States. Filter by location to see Software Engineer salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 314,918 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Software Engineer employees.

What is the salary trajectory for a Software Engineer?

$108,249 /yrSoftware Engineer
$131,206 /yrSenior Software Engineer
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What are some related job titles for a Software Engineer?

Entry Level Software Engineer

$76,882

per year

Principal Software Engineer

$156,483

per year

Software Development Engineer

$118,118

per year

Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET)

$100,730

per year

Recent User Submitted Salaries for Software Engineering in United States of America

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$20

/hrAvg Base Salary

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

$120,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$10,000/yr
Stock Bonus$40,000/yr

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

$182,164

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$20,000/yr
Stock Bonus$20,000/yr

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

$120,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Software Engineer with more than 15 years of experience

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$26,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

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

$100,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

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

$165,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$20,000/yr
Stock Bonus$100,000/yr

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

$129,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$16,250/yr
Stock Bonus$23,750/yr

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

$150,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$35,000/yr
Stock Bonus$20,000/yr

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

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What is the average pay for a Software Engineer at different companies?

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Google
4.5

Google

Software Engineer

$140,000

 /yr
Range: $18K - $294K

$18K

$294K

$17,548 - $293,625 Range

Microsoft
4.4

Microsoft

Software Engineer

$120,000

 /yr
Range: $22K - $300K

$22K

$300K

$21,690 - $300,000 Range

Meta
4.3

Meta

Software Engineer

$159,000

 /yr
Range: $11K - $296K

$11K

$296K

$11,326 - $295,701 Range

Cisco Systems
4.3

Cisco Systems

Software Engineer

$126,545

 /yr
Range: $41K - $985K

$41K

$985K

$40,877 - $984,535 Range

Fujitsu
3.6

Fujitsu

Software Engineer

$115,260

 /yr
Range: $82K - $174K

$82K

$174K

$81,764 - $174,257 Range

Qualcomm
4.2

Qualcomm

Software Engineer

$108,671

 /yr
Range: $58K - $202K

$58K

$202K

$57,567 - $202,145 Range

NVIDIA
4.7

NVIDIA

Software Engineer

$191,339

 /yr
Range: $79K - $259K

$79K

$259K

$78,998 - $258,527 Range

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Intel Corporation
4.2

Intel Corporation

Software Engineer

$112,502

 /yr
Range: $51K - $274K

$51K

$274K

$50,842 - $273,694 Range

Uber
4

Uber

Software Engineer

$143,324

 /yr
Range: $32K - $240K

$32K

$240K

$31,656 - $240,098 Range

Amazon
3.7

Amazon

Software Engineer

$130,000

 /yr
Range: $12K - $265K

$12K

$265K

$11,765 - $264,900 Range

IBM
4

IBM

Software Engineer

$112,186

 /yr
Range: $60K - $289K

$60K

$289K

$60,115 - $289,403 Range

Birlasoft
3.6

Birlasoft

Software Engineer

$100,727

 /yr
Range: $66K - $166K

$66K

$166K

$65,878 - $165,504 Range

Cerner
3.7

Cerner

Software Engineer

$72,543

 /yr
Range: $55K - $132K

$55K

$132K

$54,763 - $131,541 Range

Quora, Inc.
4.2

Quora, Inc.

Software Engineer

$139,306

 /yr
Range: $127K - $219K

$127K

$219K

$126,970 - $218,789 Range

Mphasis
3.6

Mphasis

Software Engineer

$86,884

 /yr
Range: $51K - $181K

$51K

$181K

$51,235 - $180,901 Range

Applied Materials
4

Applied Materials

Software Engineer

$142,507

 /yr
Range: $64K - $219K

$64K

$219K

$63,805 - $218,708 Range

Yahoo
4

Yahoo

Software Engineer

$136,726

 /yr
Range: $28K - $311K

$28K

$311K

$28,090 - $311,178 Range

LinkedIn
4.4

LinkedIn

Software Engineer

$146,500

 /yr
Range: $97K - $338K

$97K

$338K

$97,004 - $337,935 Range

Bloomberg L.P.
4.1

Bloomberg L.P.

Software Engineer

$157,726

 /yr
Range: $101K - $290K

$101K

$290K

$100,875 - $290,000 Range

Apple
4.2

Apple

Software Engineer

$140,000

 /yr
Range: $15K - $464K

$15K

$464K

$14,839 - $463,693 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Software Engineer salaries

The national average salary for a Software Engineer is $108,249 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Software Engineer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 314918 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Software Engineer employees.

The highest salary for a Software Engineer in United States is $160,392 per year.

The lowest salary for a Software Engineer in United States is $73,058 per year.

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