Software Engineer Salary in the US

$89,200
per year
per month
$7,430
per month
per year
Bonus
$5,640/year
Commission
$16,700/year
Profit Sharing
$5,340/year
Bonus
$470/month
Commission
$1,390/month
Profit Sharing
$440/month

Software Engineer - Average Salary

The average salary for a Software Engineer is $89,200 per year ($7,430 per month), which is $35,710 (+67%) higher than the average salary in the US.
A Software Engineer can expect an average starting salary of $63,200. The highest salaries can exceed $180,000.
$63,200
Low
$89,200
Average salary
$180,000
High
$5,270
Low
$7,430
Average salary
$15,000
High
Total pay includes salary, bonus, commission and profit sharing.
$0
$136,500
$272,900
Salary$63,200 - 180,000
Bonus$870 - 21,800
Commission$0 - 42,500
Profit Sharing$1,240 - 28,600
Total Pay$65,310 - 272,900
$0
$11,370
$22,740
Salary$5,270 - 15,000
Bonus$70 - 1,820
Commission$0 - 3,540
Profit Sharing$100 - 2,380
Total Pay$5,440 - 22,740

Software Engineer Salary Range

Internship
$49,700
Low
$63,200
Average salary
$89,200
Senior
$115,400
High
$180,000
Internship
$4,140
Low
$5,270
Average salary
$7,430
Senior
$9,620
High
$15,000
Among Software Engineers in the US, Junior/Intern Software Engineers tend to have the lowest salaries, while more experienced professionals like Senior Software Engineers and Principal Software Engineers enjoy the highest salaries.

Software Engineer - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Google Senior Software Engineer$167K/year
+87% 
Principal Software Engineer$145K/year
+62% 
Bloomberg Software Engineer$135K/year
+51% 
Uber Software Engineer$130K/year
+46% 
Apple Software Engineer$130K/year
+46% 
Facebook Software Engineer$123K/year
+38% 
Netflix Software Engineer$123K/year
+38% 
Google Software Engineer$121K/year
+36% 
Tesla Software Engineer$119K/year
+33% 
Microsoft Software Engineer$117K/year
+31% 
Senior Software Engineer$116K/year
+30% 
Amazon Software Engineer$114K/year
+28% 
Citadel Software Engineer$106K/year
+19% 
Wayfair Software Engineer$103K/year
+15% 
IBM Software Engineer$97K/year
+9% 
Home Depot Software Engineer$86K/year
 -4%
Embedded Software Engineer$84K/year
 -6%
Associate Software Engineer$73K/year
 -18%
Junior Software Engineer$64K/year
 -28%
Software Engineer Intern$51K/year
 -43%

Software Engineer - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Software Engineer with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $61,200 per year. A mid career Software Engineer with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $83,200, while a Senior Software Engineer with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $113,400. Software Engineers with more than 20 years of experience earn $127,600 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Software Engineer

Late Career▲ +43%
Senior▲ +27%
Average Salary$89,200/year
Mid Career▼ -7%
Entry Level▼ -31%

Gender Breakdown

Female
18%
Male
82%

Software Engineer - Jobs by Location

Software Engineer - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all 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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