Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a Software Engineer make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

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$105,979 / yrTotal Pay
$90,390 / yrBase Pay
$15,589 / yrAdditional Pay

$105,979

 / yr
$68K$167K
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The estimated total pay for a Software Engineer is $105,979 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $90,390 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 $15,589 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

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$105,979 /yr
Software Engineer
$145,968 /yr
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Related Job Titles

For Software Engineer

Some related job titles are Entry Level Software Engineer Salaries with median pay of $99,187, Principal Software Engineer Salaries with median pay of $202,504, Software Development Engineer Salaries with median pay of $129,318, Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Salaries with median pay of $139,796.

Top Paying Companies

For a Software Engineer in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Software Engineer in United States. Employers include Wish, Tubi and Gotion.

1
Wish
$241,093/yr
2
Tubi
$237,442/yr
3
Gotion
$225,834/yr
4
GoodLooking
$219,850/yr
5
Meta
$218,939/yr
6
Baidu
$217,632/yr
7
3VR
$215,074/yr
8
DRW
$211,796/yr
9
Strava
$211,736/yr

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Top Paying Industries

For a Software Engineer in United States

The top 5 paying industries for a Software Engineer in United States are Real Estate with a median total pay of $158,468, Arts, Entertainment & Recreation with a median total pay of $149,837, Media & Communication with a median total pay of $149,038, Information Technology with a median total pay of $142,448, and Retail & Wholesale with a median total pay of $141,611.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Real EstateReal Estate$158,468

    14% Higher than other industries

  • Arts, Entertainment & RecreationArts, Entertainment & Recreation$149,837

    9% Higher than other industries

  • Media & CommunicationMedia & Communication$149,038

    8% Higher than other industries

  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$142,448

    4% Higher than other industries

  • Retail & WholesaleRetail & Wholesale$141,611

    3% Higher than other industries

Real Estate

Top paying companies in Real Estate for Software Engineer are Knock, Zillow, and Redfin.

KnockKnock$201,610/yr
ZillowZillow$194,355/yr
RedfinRedfin$194,011/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.

A Software engineer salary range in US can vary based on important factors such as education, skills, certifications, and years of experience. A Software engineer in US can expect to see an entry level salary range of $44,489 to $296,112 per year, based on 16 salary contributions. At the highest seniority level, an experienced Software engineer in US can make a salary range of $137,721 to $235,676 with at least 8 years of experience, based on 518 salary contributions. The top 3 companies in US where a Software engineer gets the highest compensation are Reed Exhibitions, TikTok and NVIDIA Corporation. Bigger companies typically pay 18.41% more than smaller companies for a Software engineer.

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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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Software Engineer

United States of America

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$90,000

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Software Engineer

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$50,000

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$167,000

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$140,000

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Software Engineer

United States of America

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$200,000

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Software Engineer

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$125,000

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United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$100,000

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Software Engineer pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Software Engineer is $90,390 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Software Engineer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 402688 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Software Engineer employees.

The highest salary for a Software Engineer in United States is $138,168 per year.

The lowest salary for a Software Engineer in United States is $59,134 per year.

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