Computer Software Engineer Salary in the US

$81,300
per year
per month
$6,780
per month
per year
Bonus
$4,680/year
Profit Sharing
$7,650/year
Bonus
$390/month
Profit Sharing
$640/month

Computer Software Engineer - Average Salary

The average salary for a Computer Software Engineer is $81,300 per year ($6,780 per month), which is $27,810 (+52%) higher than the average salary in the US.
A Computer Software Engineer can expect an average starting salary of $57,800. The highest salaries can exceed $160,000.
$57,800
Low
$81,300
Average salary
$160,000
High
$4,820
Low
$6,780
Average salary
$13,330
High
Total pay includes salary, bonus and profit sharing.
$0
$99,000
$198,000
Salary$57,800 - 160,000
Bonus$0 - 21,300
Profit Sharing$4,200 - 16,700
Total Pay$62,000 - 198,000
$0
$8,250
$16,500
Salary$4,820 - 13,330
Bonus$0 - 1,780
Profit Sharing$350 - 1,390
Total Pay$5,170 - 16,500

Computer Software Engineer Salary Range

Internship
$47,200
Low
$57,800
Average salary
$81,300
Senior
$109,700
High
$160,000
Internship
$3,930
Low
$4,820
Average salary
$6,780
Senior
$9,140
High
$13,330
Among Computer Software Engineers in the U.S., Junior/Intern Computer Software Engineers tend to have the lowest salaries, while more experienced Senior Computer Software Engineers and Principal Computer Software Engineers enjoy the highest salaries.

Computer Software Engineer - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Principal Computer Software Engineer$128K/year
+57% 
Senior Computer Software Engineer$110K/year
+35% 
Junior Computer Software Engineer$64K/year
 -21%
Intern Computer Software Engineer$47K/year
 -42%

Computer Software Engineer - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Computer Software Engineer with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $57,800 per year. A mid career Computer Software Engineer with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $73,400, while a Senior Computer Software Engineer with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $109,700. Computer Software Engineers with more than 20 years of experience earn $121,500 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Computer Software Engineer

Late Career▲ +49%
Senior▲ +35%
Average Salary$81,300/year
Mid Career▼ -10%
Entry Level▼ -29%

Gender Breakdown

Female
18%
Male
82%

Computer Software Engineer - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Computer Software Engineer jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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