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AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR MOST TYPICAL SALARY / YEAR
Gross income
Net (after tax)

$110,954 USD

£87,693 GBP
New York City

$105,912 USD

$102,000 USD

£80,616 GBP
Including "New York City"
Excluding "New York City"

Average Salary / Software Engineer / United States

Average salary for Software Engineer / United States is $110,954 USD per year. The most typical earning is $102,000 USD. All data are based on 216 salary surveys. Salaries are different between men and women. Men receive an average salary of $122,700 USD. Women receive a salary of $115,600 USD.

Based on education, the highest salaries receive people with Doctorate Degree with salary of $127,300 USD. The second most paid education level is Masters Degree with salary of $119,200 USD.

Different experiences affect earning as well. People with 16-20 Years of experience receive salary of $133,700 USD. Employees with 20+ Years of experience receive $129,700 USD.

Levels / Software Engineer / United States (Gross USD)

Salary Levels (USD) per Year Surveys [%]
$10,000 USD - $14,999 USD
0 n/a
$15,000 USD - $19,999 USD
0 n/a
$20,000 USD - $24,999 USD
1 100%
0.46%
$25,000 USD - $29,999 USD
0 n/a
$30,000 USD - $34,999 USD
0 n/a
$35,000 USD - $39,999 USD
0 n/a
$40,000 USD - $44,999 USD
2 99.54%
0.93%
$45,000 USD - $49,999 USD
3 98.61%
1.39%
$50,000 USD - $54,999 USD
7 97.22%
3.24%
$55,000 USD - $59,999 USD
2 93.98%
0.93%
$60,000 USD - $64,999 USD
8 93.06%
3.7%
$65,000 USD - $69,999 USD
12 89.35%
5.56%
$70,000 USD - $74,999 USD
10 83.8%
4.63%
$75,000 USD - $79,999 USD
7 79.17%
3.24%
$80,000 USD - $84,999 USD
8 75.93%
3.7%
$85,000 USD - $89,999 USD
9 72.22%
4.17%
$90,000 USD - $94,999 USD
11 68.06%
5.09%
$95,000 USD - $99,999 USD
5 62.96%
2.31%
THE MOST TYPICAL SALARY
$100,000 USD - $104,999 USD
27 60.65%
12.5%
$105,000 USD - $109,999 USD
12 48.15%
5.56%
$110,000 USD - $114,999 USD
6 42.59%
2.78%
$115,000 USD - $119,999 USD
8 39.81%
3.7%
$120,000 USD - $124,999 USD
12 36.11%
5.56%
$125,000 USD - $129,999 USD
7 30.56%
3.24%
$130,000 USD - $134,999 USD
8 27.31%
3.7%
$135,000 USD - $139,999 USD
4 23.61%
1.85%
$140,000 USD - $144,999 USD
8 21.76%
3.7%
$145,000 USD - $149,999 USD
4 18.06%
1.85%
HIGH SALARIES
$150,000 USD - $159,999 USD
11 16.2%
5.09%
$160,000 USD - $169,999 USD
3 11.11%
1.39%
$170,000 USD - $179,999 USD
5 9.72%
2.31%
$180,000 USD - $189,999 USD
5 7.41%
2.31%
$190,000 USD - $199,999 USD
1 5.09%
0.46%
$200,000 USD - $209,999 USD
1 4.63%
0.46%
$210,000 USD - $219,999 USD
2 4.17%
0.93%
$220,000 USD - $229,999 USD
0 n/a
$230,000 USD - $239,999 USD
1 3.24%
0.46%
$240,000 USD - $249,999 USD
0 n/a
$250,000 USD - $349,999 USD
6 2.78%
2.78%

Gender / Software Engineer / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Men 140 $122,700 USD
2 Women 7 $115,600 USD

Education / Software Engineer / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Doctorate Degree 11 $127,300 USD
2 Masters Degree 67 $119,200 USD
3 Some College 27 $116,900 USD
4 Bachelors Degree 111 $102,900 USD

Experience / Software Engineer / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 16-20 Years 18 $133,700 USD
2 20+ Years 44 $129,700 USD
3 12-16 Years 34 $121,100 USD
4 8-12 Years 48 $111,500 USD
5 0-1 Year 2 $96,000 USD
6 4-8 Years 35 $95,200 USD
7 2-4 Years 25 $87,900 USD
8 1-2 Years 10 $66,300 USD

Age / Software Engineer / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 46-50 17 $144,200 USD
2 36-40 23 $133,600 USD
3 41-45 21 $129,000 USD
4 31-35 34 $121,200 USD
5 51-55 17 $119,200 USD
6 56-60 4 $114,400 USD
7 61-65 3 $111,700 USD
8 26-30 22 $105,000 USD
9 n/a 69 $86,700 USD
10 21-25 6 $83,400 USD

Work Type / Software Engineer / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Permanent 189 $111,700 USD
2 Self Employed 4 $111,000 USD
3 Contract 21 $106,600 USD
4 Part Time 2 $85,000 USD

States / Software Engineer / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Washington State 22 $151,000 USD
2 Nevada 2 $129,900 USD
3 California 44 $121,800 USD
4 Massachusetts 10 $120,600 USD
5 District Of Columbia (DC) 6 $119,500 USD
6 Tennessee 2 $117,500 USD
7 Illinois 8 $115,800 USD
8 New York State 19 $113,900 USD
9 Arizona 3 $111,300 USD
10 Oklahoma 1 $110,000 USD
11 North Carolina 4 $109,500 USD
12 Georgia 7 $104,700 USD
13 Michigan 1 $104,000 USD
14 Colorado 12 $103,500 USD
15 Texas 15 $103,200 USD
16 Pennsylvania 3 $101,700 USD
17 Connecticut 1 $100,500 USD
18 Maryland 1 $100,000 USD
19 South Carolina 1 $100,000 USD
20 Nebraska 1 $100,000 USD
21 Oregon 1 $96,000 USD
22 Florida 12 $95,200 USD
23 Wisconsin 4 $95,000 USD
24 Minnesota 3 $94,300 USD
25 Virginia 2 $92,500 USD
26 Missouri 3 $83,300 USD
27 Utah 3 $83,100 USD
28 Indiana 2 $82,500 USD
29 Louisiana 4 $81,600 USD
30 Ohio 4 $74,900 USD
31 Alabama 3 $68,400 USD
32 Iowa 3 $66,600 USD
33 Idaho 1 $40,000 USD

Cities / Software Engineer / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Buffalo, United States 1 $211,000 USD
2 Raleigh 1 $185,000 USD
3 Knoxville 1 $160,000 USD
4 Rochester 1 $153,500 USD
5 Seattle 22 $151,000 USD
6 Irvine 2 $134,000 USD
7 San Francisco 23 $131,100 USD
8 Los Angeles 6 $130,200 USD
9 Las Vegas 2 $129,900 USD
10 Aurora 2 $128,000 USD
11 Fort Lauderdale 2 $122,500 USD
12 Boston 10 $120,600 USD
13 Sacramento 1 $120,000 USD
14 Washington DC 6 $119,500 USD
15 St. Petersburg 1 $118,900 USD
16 Chicago 8 $115,800 USD
17 Richmond 1 $115,000 USD
18 Phoenix 3 $111,300 USD
19 Tulsa 1 $110,000 USD
20 St. Louis 1 $110,000 USD
21 Dallas 3 $108,300 USD
22 New York City 17 $105,900 USD
23 Austin 8 $105,600 USD
24 Miami 1 $105,000 USD
25 San Diego 7 $104,800 USD
26 Atlanta 7 $104,700 USD
27 Columbus 1 $104,000 USD
28 Denver 8 $103,900 USD
29 Hartford 1 $100,500 USD
30 Milwaukee 2 $100,000 USD
31 Baltimore 1 $100,000 USD
32 Anaheim 1 $100,000 USD
33 Columbia, South Carolina 1 $100,000 USD
34 San Antonio 1 $100,000 USD
35 Philadelphia 2 $98,500 USD
36 Portland, Oregon 1 $96,000 USD
37 San Jose 2 $95,000 USD
38 Minneapolis 3 $94,300 USD
39 Tampa 3 $93,000 USD
40 Houston 3 $92,800 USD
41 --Other-- 8 $92,600 USD
42 Madison 2 $90,000 USD
43 Charlotte 2 $89,000 USD
44 New Orleans 2 $88,200 USD
45 Long Beach 1 $85,000 USD
46 Salt Lake City 3 $83,100 USD
47 Indianapolis 2 $82,500 USD
48 Huntsville 2 $80,100 USD
49 Orlando 5 $79,000 USD
50 Colorado Springs 2 $77,500 USD
51 Baton Rouge 2 $75,000 USD
52 Nashville 1 $75,000 USD
53 Kansas City 2 $70,000 USD
54 Des Moines 3 $66,600 USD
55 Cincinnati 2 $65,200 USD
56 Fresno 1 $65,000 USD
57 Akron 1 $65,000 USD
58 Boise 1 $40,000 USD

People's individual salary examples (surveys)

40/40  Design Technology (Man)
Posted 13 September 2022

What I do?

"Software development."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seattle Some College 12-16 Years Expert $164,000 USD

39/40  Senior Staff Software Engineer (Man)
Posted 11 September 2022

What I do?

"Design, architect, write and deploy enterprise data center management software."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Jose Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years Expert $90,000 USD

38/40  Principal Software Engineer (Man)
Posted 07 September 2022

What I do?

"Design software, lead the team."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seattle Masters Degree 8-12 Years Expert $299,900 USD

37/40  Product Support Software Engineer (Man)
Posted 31 August 2022

What I do?

"C programming, support customers, modify software and hardware designs."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Huntsville Some College 16-20 Years Expert $108,000 USD

36/40  Software Engineer (Man)
Posted 20 July 2022

What I do?

"Software development."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Knoxville Masters Degree 2-4 Years Advanced $160,000 USD

35/40  Senior Software Engineer (Man)
Posted 19 July 2022

What I do?

"BE / FE."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Rochester Masters Degree 8-12 Years Advanced $153,500 USD

34/40  Field Application Engineer (Man)
Posted 15 June 2022

What I do?

"Customer support."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Phoenix Masters Degree 4-8 Years Advanced $148,500 USD

33/40  Sr Software Engneer (Man)
Posted 25 May 2022

What I do?

"Programming, development, design, test,."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Diego Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years Advanced $144,000 USD

32/40  Senior Software Engineer (Man)
Posted 08 April 2022

What I do?

"Infrastructure."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Aurora Some College 4-8 Years Expert $140,000 USD

31/40  Software Engineer (Man)
Posted 20 March 2022

What I do?

"Search space programing."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Advanced $121,000 USD

30/40  Team Leader (Man)
Posted 14 February 2022

What I do?

"Team Lead, Software Developer."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Austin Masters Degree 12-16 Years Expert $155,000 USD

29/40  Senior Software Engineer (Man)
Posted 15 January 2022

What I do?

"Programming."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Richmond Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Expert $115,000 USD

28/40  Staff Software Engineer (Man)
Posted 14 January 2022

What I do?

"Data structures algorithms, computational geometry, math, 3d printing, software architecture."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Francisco Masters Degree 12-16 Years Expert $188,000 USD

27/40  Software Engineer (Man)
Posted 03 December 2021

What I do?

"Javascript programming."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Denver Doctorate Degree 2-4 Years Advanced $50,000 USD

26/40  Software Engineer (Man)
Posted 20 November 2021

What I do?

"Software engineer."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Francisco Masters Degree 2-4 Years Advanced $180,000 USD

25/40  Director (Man)
Posted 24 October 2021

What I do?

"Security."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
St. Petersburg Some College 16-20 Years Expert $118,900 USD

24/40  Software Engineer (Man)
Posted 04 October 2021

What I do?

"Design and develop software based on requirements."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Francisco Masters Degree 12-16 Years Expert $250,000 USD

23/40  Squad Lead (Woman)
Posted 03 October 2021

What I do?

"Lead a team of developers, tech team."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Dallas Masters Degree 12-16 Years Expert $120,000 USD

22/40  Software Engineer (Man)
Posted 17 September 2021

What I do?

"Programming."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Boston Masters Degree 1-2 Years Advanced $105,000 USD

21/40  Senior Software Engineer (Man)
Posted 18 August 2021

What I do?

"Platform reliability operations."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Los Angeles Some College 12-16 Years Expert $230,000 USD

20/40  Business Intelligence (Man)
Posted 02 January 2021

What I do?

"Power BI, Tableau, Data Analytics, Data management, Cloud Integration,."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New York City Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $175,000 USD

19/40  Senior Software Engineer (Man)
Posted 03 November 2020

What I do?

"System architect, data pipeline."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Francisco Doctorate Degree 2-4 Years n/a $105,000 USD

18/40  Software (Man)
Posted 18 October 2020

What I do?

"Four certifications."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Austin Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $85,000 USD

17/40  Software Engineer (Woman)
Posted 23 April 2020

What I do?

"PLC HMI HArdware."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Houston Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a $80,000 USD

16/40  Performance Engineer (Man)
Posted 01 November 2019

What I do?

"8 Years experienced in Software test Engineer and Performance test engineer."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New York City Masters Degree 8-12 Years n/a $90,000 USD

15/40  Professional Software It/ts (Man)
Posted 02 October 2019

What I do?

"Hpc software devel."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Baltimore Doctorate Degree 16-20 Years n/a $100,000 USD

14/40  Software Engineer (Man)
Posted 30 August 2019

What I do?

"Design and write software."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Denver Some College 20+ Years n/a $105,000 USD

13/40  Cyber Security Technology (Man)
Posted 15 August 2019

What I do?

"Full Stack Engineer."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Dallas Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years n/a $125,000 USD

12/40  Senior Software Engineer (Man)
Posted 12 August 2019

What I do?

"Develop and implement software solution."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Masters Degree 12-16 Years n/a $140,000 USD

11/40  Chief Technology Officer (Man)
Posted 11 June 2019

What I do?

"Technology strategy and building product."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seattle Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $300,000 USD

10/40  Content Developer (Man)
Posted 08 June 2019

What I do?

"Quality Assurance, Testing, Documentation, API Documentation, Code Samples, Instruction Design."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seattle Masters Degree 4-8 Years n/a $115,000 USD

9/40  Chief Executive Officer (Woman)
Posted 28 March 2019

What I do?

"Startup jack of all trades engineering/software."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New York City Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $130,000 USD

8/40  Senior Softrware Engineer (Man)
Posted 06 March 2019

What I do?

"C#, SQL, WCF, managing."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Boston Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $140,000 USD

7/40  Senior Software Engener (Man)
Posted 07 February 2019

What I do?

"Full life circle of application."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Long Beach Masters Degree 20+ Years n/a $85,000 USD

6/40  Software Quality Assurance (Man)
Posted 17 January 2019

What I do?

"Software Quality testing engineering."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Tulsa Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $110,000 USD

5/40  . NET Architecture (Man)
Posted 01 November 2018

What I do?

". NET architecture."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Francisco Masters Degree 8-12 Years n/a $250,000 USD

4/40  Software Engineer (Man)
Posted 30 October 2018

What I do?

"Java C++ Python."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Orlando Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years n/a $63,000 USD

3/40  BI Software Architect (Man)
Posted 20 August 2018

What I do?

"Application design development."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Columbus Masters Degree 12-16 Years n/a $104,000 USD

2/40  Web Engineer (Man)
Posted 08 July 2018

What I do?

"Software Development using c#. net sql."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Dallas Masters Degree 2-4 Years n/a $80,000 USD

1/40  Senor Software Engineer (Man)
Posted 26 September 2017

What I do?

"Work on multiple software projects."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Washington DC Masters Degree 16-20 Years n/a $175,000 USD


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