SOFTWARE ENGINEER SALARY IN UNITED STATES

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Average gross salary for Software Engineer GROSS SALARY
US$ 105,873
Average net salary for Software Engineer NET SALARY
US$ 79,179
The most typical salary for Software Engineer MOST TYPICAL GROSS
US$ 102,152
  Updated: 23 Apr 2020   Diff. gross vs. net: 25%
  Salary entries: 192

Software Engineer Earnings in United States

Average salary for Software Engineer in United States is US$ 105,873.

Average take home earning is US$ 79,179 (Net).

The most typical salary is US$ 102,152 (Gross).

These data are from our visitors surveys (192 individual salaries).

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Percentage of people Earn this salary or more
5 % US$ 184,916
12 % US$ 151,250
23 % US$ 132,416
57 % US$ 102,152
83 % US$ 72,876
93 % US$ 63,755
97 % US$ 52,757
City Avg. gross salary Salary entries
Seattle US$ 142,900 20
San Francisco US$ 113,500 18
New York City US$ 101,593 16
Boston US$ 122,300 09
Chicago US$ 115,750 08
Denver US$ 111,571 07
Atlanta US$ 104,714 07
Washington DC US$ 119,500 06

Salary entries from individual employees for Software Engineer in United States

Below is the list of 100 individual salary profiles - all added on this website.

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(15/15)  SOFTWARE ENGINEER


 Posted: 23 Apr 2020

Bachelors Degree, 4-8 years: "PLC HMI HArdware."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 80,000

(14/15)  PERFORMANCE ENGINEER


 Posted: 01 Nov 2019

Masters Degree, 8-12 years: "8 Years experienced in Software test Engineer and Performance test engineer."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 90,000

(13/15)  PROFESSIONAL SOFTWARE IT/TS


 Posted: 02 Oct 2019

Doctorate Degree, 16-20 years: "Hpc software devel."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 100,000

(12/15)  SOFTWARE ENGINEER


 Posted: 30 Aug 2019

Some College, 20+ years: "Design and write software."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 105,000

(11/15)  CYBER SECURITY TECHNOLOGY


 Posted: 15 Aug 2019

Bachelors Degree, 8-12 years: "Full Stack Engineer."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 125,000

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(10/15)  SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER


 Posted: 12 Aug 2019

Masters Degree, 12-16 years: "Develop and implement software solution."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 140,000

(9/15)  CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER


 Posted: 11 Jun 2019

Bachelors Degree, 20+ years: "Technology strategy and building product."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 300,000

(8/15)  CONTENT DEVELOPER


 Posted: 09 Jun 2019

Masters Degree, 4-8 years: "Quality Assurance, Testing, Documentation, API Documentation, Code Samples, Instruction Design."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 115,000

(7/15)  CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER


 Posted: 28 Mar 2019

Bachelors Degree, 20+ years: "Startup jack of all trades engineering/software."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 130,000

(6/15)  SENIOR SOFTRWARE ENGINEER


 Posted: 06 Mar 2019

Bachelors Degree, 20+ years: "C#, SQL, WCF, managing."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 140,000

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(5/15)  SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGENER


 Posted: 07 Feb 2019

Masters Degree, 20+ years: "Full life circle of application."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 85,000

(4/15)  SOFTWARE QUALITY ASSURANCE


 Posted: 17 Jan 2019

Bachelors Degree, 20+ years: "Software Quality testing engineering."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 110,000

(3/15)  BI SOFTWARE ARCHITECT


 Posted: 20 Aug 2018

Masters Degree, 12-16 years: "Application design development."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 104,000

(2/15)  WEB ENGINEER


 Posted: 09 Jul 2018

Masters Degree, 2-4 years: "Software Development using c# .net sql."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 80,000

(1/15)  SENOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER


 Posted: 26 Sep 2017

Masters Degree, 16-20 years: "Work on multiple software projects."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 175,000

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  SALARY BY LEVEL   SOFTWARE ENGINEER   UNITED STATES

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Salary levels Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
More US$ 248,200
05
205K US$ 200,000
01
195K US$ 197,500
01
185K US$ 184,916
03
175K US$ 174,250
04
165K US$ 163,000
02
155K US$ 151,250
08
145K US$ 142,111
09
135K US$ 132,416
12
125K US$ 122,235
17
115K US$ 112,833
12
105K US$ 102,152
36
95K US$ 92,562
16
85K US$ 83,287
16
75K US$ 72,876
17
65K US$ 63,755
19
55K US$ 52,757
08
45K US$ 43,600
05
25K US$ 20,000
01

  SALARY BY GENDER   SOFTWARE ENGINEER   UNITED STATES

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Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
Men US$ 116,714 117
Women US$ 114,916 06
N/A US$ 86,703 69

  SALARY BY EDUCATION   SOFTWARE ENGINEER   UNITED STATES

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Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
Doctorate Degree US$ 138,305 09
Masters Degree US$ 106,201 57
Bachelors Degree US$ 102,241 104
Some College US$ 108,923 22

Software Engineer workers holding Doctorate Degree degrees enjoy the highest average gross salaries in United States. With an earned Doctorate Degree, they grosses US$ 138,305. While Software Engineer workers with Bachelors Degree education earn the least, with an average gross income of US$ 102,241. This is 35.27% lower of what Doctorate Degree degree holders earn.


  SALARY BY EXPERIENCE   SOFTWARE ENGINEER   UNITED STATES

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Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
20+ Years US$ 129,702 42
16-20 Years US$ 138,950 14
12-16 Years US$ 107,478 28
8-12 Years US$ 102,773 46
4-8 Years US$ 91,331 32
2-4 Years US$ 79,425 20
1-2 Years US$ 61,843 08
0-1 Year US$ 96,000 02

Software Engineer workers in United States with more years of work experience outperform their counterparts with less experience. Workers with 16-20 Years of experience earn a gross average of US$ 138,950 compared to US$ 61,843 for their counterparts with 1-2 Years of experience. The difference between workers with 16-20 Years of experience and 1-2 Years is 124.68%.


  SALARY BY AGE   SOFTWARE ENGINEER   UNITED STATES

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Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
57-62 US$ 112,700 05
51-56 US$ 119,933 15
45-50 US$ 140,235 17
39-44 US$ 128,282 23
33-38 US$ 115,071 28
27-32 US$ 101,401 27
22-26 US$ 86,031 08
N/A US$ 86,703 69
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  SALARY BY JOB TYPE   SOFTWARE ENGINEER   UNITED STATES

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Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
Permanent US$ 106,060 169
Contract US$ 102,188 18
Self Employed US$ 111,000 04
Part Time US$ 120,000 01
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  SALARY BY CITY   SOFTWARE ENGINEER   UNITED STATES

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# Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
1. Seattle Software Engineer in Seattle US$ 142,900 20
2. Irvine Software Engineer in Irvine US$ 134,000 02
3. Las Vegas Software Engineer in Las Vegas US$ 129,875 02
4. Fort Lauderdale Software Engineer in Fort Lauderdale US$ 122,500 02
5. Boston Software Engineer in Boston US$ 122,300 09
6. Washington DC Software Engineer in Washington DC US$ 119,500 06
7. Chicago Software Engineer in Chicago US$ 115,750 08
8. San Francisco Software Engineer in San Francisco US$ 113,500 18
9. Denver Software Engineer in Denver US$ 111,571 07
10. Los Angeles Software Engineer in Los Angeles US$ 110,200 05

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  SALARY BY COUNTRY    SOFTWARE ENGINEER

# Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
1. United States United States US$ 105,873 US$ 105,873 192
2. Australia Australia Software Engineer in Australia US$ 82,738 AU$ 86,450 20
3. United Kingdom United Kingdom Software Engineer in United Kingdom US$ 79,574 GBP 53,652 23
4. Canada Canada Software Engineer in Canada US$ 76,120 CA$ 80,068 53
5. Mexico Mexico Software Engineer in Mexico US$ 44,122 MXN 725,522 09
6. China China Software Engineer in China US$ 32,230 CNY 206,177 14
7. Russia Russia Software Engineer in Russia US$ 25,878 RUB 1,154,068 13
8. India India Software Engineer in India US$ 19,431 INR 1,154,215 191

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