Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Software Engineer make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

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$118,624 / yrTotal Pay
$96,876 / yrBase Pay
$21,747 / yrAdditional Pay

$118,624

 / yr
$69K$272K
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The estimated total pay for a Software Engineer is $118,624 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $96,876 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 $21,747 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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$118,624 /yr
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$138,903 /yr
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Some related job titles are Entry Level Software Engineer Salaries with median pay of $110,002, Principal Software Engineer Salaries with median pay of $169,336, Software Development Engineer Salaries with median pay of $114,971, Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Salaries with median pay of $110,686.

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Google
4.5

Google

Software Engineer

$145,000

 /yr
Range: $19K - $475K

$19K

$475K

$19,156 - $474,500 Range

Microsoft
4.4

Microsoft

Software Engineer

$124,386

 /yr
Range: $35K - $557K

$35K

$557K

$34,510 - $557,325 Range

Meta
4.3

Meta

Software Engineer

$170,000

 /yr
Range: $58K - $506K

$58K

$506K

$57,650 - $506,450 Range

Cisco Systems
4.3

Cisco Systems

Software Engineer

$127,857

 /yr
Range: $55K - $261K

$55K

$261K

$55,118 - $260,732 Range

Fujitsu
3.7

Fujitsu

Software Engineer

$118,823

 /yr
Range: $86K - $175K

$86K

$175K

$85,952 - $174,903 Range

Qualcomm
4.2

Qualcomm

Software Engineer

$114,961

 /yr
Range: $61K - $214K

$61K

$214K

$60,846 - $213,660 Range

Intel Corporation
4.3

Intel Corporation

Software Engineer

$120,464

 /yr
Range: $20K - $290K

$20K

$290K

$20,011 - $290,180 Range

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NVIDIA
4.7

NVIDIA

Software Engineer

$182,881

 /yr
Range: $34K - $272K

$34K

$272K

$33,844 - $272,348 Range

Amazon
3.8

Amazon

Software Engineer

$137,500

 /yr
Range: $17K - $292K

$17K

$292K

$17,089 - $292,350 Range

Uber
4.0

Uber

Software Engineer

$135,074

 /yr
Range: $33K - $438K

$33K

$438K

$33,459 - $437,880 Range

IBM
4.1

IBM

Software Engineer

$121,007

 /yr
Range: $40K - $442K

$40K

$442K

$40,000 - $441,650 Range

Cerner
3.6

Cerner

Software Engineer

$75,644

 /yr
Range: $56K - $156K

$56K

$156K

$55,654 - $156,186 Range

Birlasoft
3.7

Birlasoft

Software Engineer

$106,464

 /yr
Range: $70K - $175K

$70K

$175K

$69,631 - $174,932 Range

Yahoo
4.0

Yahoo

Software Engineer

$142,844

 /yr
Range: $69K - $329K

$69K

$329K

$69,475 - $328,904 Range

Quora, Inc.
4.5

Quora, Inc.

Software Engineer

$147,241

 /yr
Range: $134K - $231K

$134K

$231K

$134,203 - $231,252 Range

Mphasis
3.7

Mphasis

Software Engineer

$88,724

 /yr
Range: $45K - $194K

$45K

$194K

$45,153 - $194,098 Range

Applied Materials
4.0

Applied Materials

Software Engineer

$150,625

 /yr
Range: $39K - $242K

$39K

$242K

$38,643 - $241,821 Range

JPMorgan Chase & Co
4.0

JPMorgan Chase & Co

Software Engineer

$105,000

 /yr
Range: $31K - $239K

$31K

$239K

$30,965 - $238,575 Range

Apple
4.2

Apple

Software Engineer

$148,826

 /yr
Range: $29K - $590K

$29K

$590K

$28,538 - $589,724 Range

Bloomberg L.P.
4.1

Bloomberg L.P.

Software Engineer

$165,000

 /yr
Range: $54K - $309K

$54K

$309K

$53,848 - $308,841 Range

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$85,862

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

$140,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$11,200/yr
Stock Bonus$13,125/yr

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

$75,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

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

$160,000

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Stock Bonus$40,000/yr

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

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$330,000

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

$130,000

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

$100,000

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

$150,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Software Engineer with more than 15 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 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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