Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Software Engineer make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

$115,786 / yrTotal Pay
$97,298 / yrBase Pay
$18,488 / yrAdditional Pay

$115,786

 / yr
$69K$253K
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The estimated total pay for a Software Engineer is $115,786 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $97,298 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 $18,488 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 $107,649, Principal Software Engineer Salaries with median pay of $168,945, Software Development Engineer Salaries with median pay of $111,950, Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Salaries with median pay of $108,935.

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Google
4.5

Google

Software Engineer

$150,000

 /yr
Range: $46K - $322K

$46K

$322K

$45,938 - $322,350 Range

Microsoft
4.4

Microsoft

Software Engineer

$123,000

 /yr
Range: $24K - $250K

$24K

$250K

$24,080 - $250,000 Range

Meta
4.3

Meta

Software Engineer

$168,000

 /yr
Range: $58K - $545K

$58K

$545K

$57,650 - $544,700 Range

Cisco Systems
4.3

Cisco Systems

Software Engineer

$127,865

 /yr
Range: $53K - $257K

$53K

$257K

$53,088 - $256,772 Range

Fujitsu
3.7

Fujitsu

Software Engineer

$117,018

 /yr
Range: $85K - $172K

$85K

$172K

$85,000 - $172,247 Range

Qualcomm
4.1

Qualcomm

Software Engineer

$113,402

 /yr
Range: $60K - $210K

$60K

$210K

$59,922 - $210,415 Range

Intel Corporation
4.3

Intel Corporation

Software Engineer

$119,090

 /yr
Range: $20K - $289K

$20K

$289K

$19,758 - $289,167 Range

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NVIDIA
4.7

NVIDIA

Software Engineer

$168,587

 /yr
Range: $33K - $268K

$33K

$268K

$33,329 - $268,211 Range

Amazon
3.8

Amazon

Software Engineer

$140,000

 /yr
Range: $10K - $441K

$10K

$441K

$10,026 - $441,350 Range

Uber
4.0

Uber

Software Engineer

$140,809

 /yr
Range: $33K - $430K

$33K

$430K

$32,951 - $429,600 Range

IBM
4.1

IBM

Software Engineer

$116,685

 /yr
Range: $40K - $437K

$40K

$437K

$40,000 - $436,760 Range

Cerner
3.6

Cerner

Software Engineer

$74,720

 /yr
Range: $55K - $148K

$55K

$148K

$54,957 - $147,540 Range

Birlasoft
3.7

Birlasoft

Software Engineer

$104,847

 /yr
Range: $69K - $172K

$69K

$172K

$68,573 - $172,275 Range

Quora, Inc.
4.4

Quora, Inc.

Software Engineer

$200,293

 /yr
Range: $132K - $228K

$132K

$228K

$132,165 - $227,739 Range

Mphasis
3.7

Mphasis

Software Engineer

$87,917

 /yr
Range: $45K - $188K

$45K

$188K

$44,600 - $188,302 Range

Applied Materials
4.0

Applied Materials

Software Engineer

$163,276

 /yr
Range: $66K - $230K

$66K

$230K

$66,416 - $230,449 Range

Yahoo
4.0

Yahoo

Software Engineer

$140,922

 /yr
Range: $29K - $324K

$29K

$324K

$29,239 - $323,908 Range

Apple
4.2

Apple

Software Engineer

$143,769

 /yr
Range: $28K - $587K

$28K

$587K

$28,395 - $586,538 Range

LinkedIn
4.5

LinkedIn

Software Engineer

$152,493

 /yr
Range: $101K - $351K

$101K

$351K

$100,686 - $351,326 Range

Bloomberg L.P.
4.1

Bloomberg L.P.

Software Engineer

$162,880

 /yr
Range: $53K - $304K

$53K

$304K

$53,030 - $304,150 Range

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

$134,000

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

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

$115,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

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

$122,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

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

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$95,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$4,000/yr

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

$150,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

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

$80,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

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

$125,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

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

$110,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$6,000/yr
Stock Bonus$2,200/yr

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

$160,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

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

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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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