How much does a Software Engineer make?

Updated Jun 24, 2021

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Employer Size

Experience

$106,539 /yr
Average Base Pay

300,214 salaries

$72K

Low

$107K

Average

$158K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for a Software Engineer is $106,539 in United States. Filter by location to see Software Engineer salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 300,214 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Software Engineer employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Software Engineer$106,544 /yr
L3
Senior Software Engineer$128,762 /yr
L4
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Related Job Titles

Entry Level Software Engineer

$76,142

per year

Principal Software Engineer

$153,411

per year

Software Development Engineer

$116,249

per year

Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET)

$99,475

per year

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Google
4.5

Google

Software Engineer

$140,000

 /yr
Range: $28K - $475K
19,258 salaries
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$28K

$475K

$27,805 - $474,500 Range

Microsoft
4.4

Microsoft

Software Engineer

$120,000

 /yr
Range: $6K - $437K

$6K

$437K

$6,203 - $436,760 Range

Facebook
4.3

Facebook

Software Engineer

$161,315

 /yr
Range: $54K - $294K

$54K

$294K

$53,649 - $294,034 Range

Cisco Systems
4.3

Cisco Systems

Software Engineer

$125,000

 /yr
Range: $39K - $953K

$39K

$953K

$39,389 - $952,767 Range

Fujitsu
3.5

Fujitsu

Software Engineer

$114,886

 /yr
Range: $80K - $171K

$80K

$171K

$80,038 - $170,578 Range

Qualcomm
4.1

Qualcomm

Software Engineer

$110,309

 /yr
Range: $56K - $198K

$56K

$198K

$56,351 - $197,848 Range

NVIDIA
4.7

NVIDIA

Software Engineer

$221,395

 /yr
Range: $92K - $258K

$92K

$258K

$91,571 - $257,936 Range

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Intel Corporation
4.1

Intel Corporation

Software Engineer

$119,493

 /yr
Range: $48K - $264K

$48K

$264K

$48,189 - $264,352 Range

Uber
4

Uber

Software Engineer

$121,717

 /yr
Range: $31K - $235K

$31K

$235K

$30,987 - $235,030 Range

Birlasoft
3.6

Birlasoft

Software Engineer

$98,600

 /yr
Range: $66K - $162K

$66K

$162K

$66,289 - $162,010 Range

IBM
3.9

IBM

Software Engineer

$106,599

 /yr
Range: $47K - $284K

$47K

$284K

$47,468 - $283,845 Range

Cerner
3.8

Cerner

Software Engineer

$72,052

 /yr
Range: $65K - $121K

$65K

$121K

$65,274 - $120,568 Range

Quora, Inc.
4.1

Quora, Inc.

Software Engineer

$136,365

 /yr
Range: $128K - $214K

$128K

$214K

$127,692 - $214,170 Range

Mphasis
3.6

Mphasis

Software Engineer

$82,021

 /yr
Range: $54K - $179K

$54K

$179K

$53,820 - $178,689 Range

Applied Materials
4

Applied Materials

Software Engineer

$147,820

 /yr
Range: $76K - $217K

$76K

$217K

$75,989 - $216,916 Range

Amazon
3.8

Amazon

Software Engineer

$126,014

 /yr
Range: $24K - $302K

$24K

$302K

$23,942 - $301,837 Range

Yahoo
4.1

Yahoo

Software Engineer

$131,357

 /yr
Range: $13K - $284K

$13K

$284K

$13,047 - $284,467 Range

LinkedIn
4.4

LinkedIn

Software Engineer

$143,407

 /yr
Range: $102K - $227K

$102K

$227K

$101,701 - $226,936 Range

American Solutions Inc

Software Engineer

$71,806

 /yr
Range: $50K - $94K

$50K

$94K

$49,542 - $93,798 Range

Bloomberg L.P.
4.1

Bloomberg L.P.

Software Engineer

$151,337

 /yr
Range: $101K - $213K

$101K

$213K

$100,859 - $213,004 Range

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Recent Salary Reports

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$170,000
per year
A Software Engineer in the San Diego, CA Area area reported making $170,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
San Diego, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$150,000
per year
A Software Engineer in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $150,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
San Francisco, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$115,000
per year
A Software Engineer in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $115,000 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Contract
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$51,000
per year
A Software Engineer in the Houston, TX Area area reported making $51,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Houston, TX Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Public
$195,000
per year
A Software Engineer in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $195,000 per year
Additional Pay
$30k cash bonus
$120k stock bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
San Francisco, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$165,000
per year
A Software Engineer in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $165,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
San Francisco, CA Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
$175,000
per year
A Software Engineer in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $175,000 per year
Additional Pay
$750k stock bonus
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
San Francisco, CA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
$73,000
per year
A Software Engineer in the Manchester, NH Area area reported making $73,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Manchester, NH Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private