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Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Software Engineer make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

$118,278 / yrTotal Pay
$96,975 / yrBase Pay
$21,303 / yrAdditional Pay

$118,278

 / yr
$69K$270K
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The estimated total pay for a Software Engineer is $118,278 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $96,975 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 $21,303 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 $109,773, Principal Software Engineer Salaries with median pay of $169,290, Software Development Engineer Salaries with median pay of $114,675, Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Salaries with median pay of $110,437.

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Software EngineerSee 22,616 salaries from this location

$143,334

 / yr

$137,025

 / yr

$144,599

 / yr

$138,319

 / yr

$133,201

 / yr

$106,389

 / yr

$117,917

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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.

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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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Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date of Time

Software Engineer

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$88,888

/yr

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Software Engineer

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$70,000

/yr

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Software Engineer

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 | <1 year

$115,000

/yr

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Software Engineer

United States of America

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$100,000

/yr

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1-3 years
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Software Engineer

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$142,000

/yr

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Software Engineer

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$90,000

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United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$101,000

/yr

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Software Engineer

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$171,250

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Software Engineer pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Software Engineer is $96,975 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Software Engineer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 379117 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Software Engineer employees.

The highest salary for a Software Engineer in United States is $142,857 per year.

The lowest salary for a Software Engineer in United States is $65,829 per year.

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