Computer Software Engineer Salary

Software engineer is the most fastest-growing job and is one of the most satisfying careers in the world. The work environment is great, experienced engineer is in high demands, good salary and lots of career opportunities. The average software engineer salary is $107,840 per year, which is 5% higher than the median salary of a computer engineer. As we already know, salary for computer engineer is changed depends on workplace, employee’s experience or employer, the change of income for software engineers is the same. Here is the statistics:

Hourly WageWeekly PayMonthly IncomeAnnual Income
$51.85$2,073$8,986$107,840

Salary Range

Percentile Wages10%25%50%75%90%
Hourly Wage$30.59$40.96$49.44$65.89$80.88
Weekly Pay$1,223$1,638$1,977$2,635$3,235
Monthly Income$5,301$7,099$8,570$11,420$14,019
Annual Income$63,620$85,190$102,840$137,050$168,230

Historical and Future Estimates

YearJuniorIntermediateSenior
2013$54,210$95,740$157,860
2014$60,740$102,970$163,840
2015$63,620$107,840$168,230
2016$66,560$109,134$171,800
2017$68,740$111,443$174,890
2018$70,120$113,879$176,840
2019$72,160$117,112$178,780
2020$75,403$119,517$181,460

Highest-Paying Companies

Engineers at Google earn an average pay of $155,000 a year, followed by Facebook employee with $150,000, Zynga $135,000, Apple $131,000 and Cisco Systems $126,000. Qualcomm is the lowest-paying company among the list of companies.

CompanyHourly WageMonthly IncomeAnnual Income
Google$74.73$12,953$155,441
Facebook$72.02$12,484$149,809
Juniper Networks$69.86$12,109$145,304
Zynga$64.98$11,264$135,166
Twitter$63.36$10,982$131,787
Apple$62.82$10,888$130,661
LinkedIn$62.28$10,795$129,534
Brocade Communications$61.73$10,701$128,408
Cisco Systems$60.65$10,513$126,155
eBay$60.38$10,467$125,610
NVIDIA$59.57$10,325$123,902
Oracle$58.97$10,222$122,670
PayPal$58.49$10,137$121,649
Yahoo$57.94$10,044$120,523
VMware$56.86$9,856$118,270
Amazon$55.78$9,668$116,018
Intel Corporation$55.48$9,617$115,414
Bloomberg L.P.$55.24$9,574$114,891
Microsoft$54.15$9,387$112,638
Expedia$53.07$9,199$110,386
Hewlett-Packard$52.28$9,063$108,760
Intuit$51.79$8,978$107,740
Texas Instruments$50.36$8,730$104,754
Citrix Systems$48.74$8,448$101,375
IBM$47.65$8,260$99,122
Qualcomm$47.04$8,155$97,860

Highest Paying Fields

If you want high pay, then Web UI Software ($123,000) is probably for you. Or you can choose iOS Software, if you love Apple ($121,000).

FieldHourly WageMonthly IncomeAnnual Income
Web UI$59.57$10,325$123,902
iOS$58.49$10,137$121,649
Principal$53.61$9,293$111,512
Android$53.07$9,199$110,386
Lead$52.92$9,174$110,090
Ruby on Rails$52.53$9,105$109,259
Java$52.38$9,080$108,960
Mobile Application Developer$51.99$9,011$108,133
Objective-C$51.60$8,944$107,330
Firmware Engineer$51.23$8,880$106,570
Perl$50.90$8,823$105,880
Python$50.36$8,730$104,754
C++$50.36$8,730$104,754
PHP$49.82$8,636$103,627
Systems$48.74$8,448$101,375
Software QA Engineer$47.65$8,260$99,122
Applications$47.17$8,177$98,130

Highest-Paying Cities

San Francisco companies pay the highest salary for software engineers ($130,000), the runner-up is New York City ($128,000) then Seattle ($117,000), Washington ($116,000). Computer companies in Minneapolis pay the lowest salary for their employees ($90,000).

AreaHourly WageMonthly SalaryYearly Salary
San Francisco, CA$62.82$10,888$130,661
New York City, NY$61.73$10,701$128,408
Seattle, WA$56.32$9,762$117,144
Boston, MA$55.78$9,668$116,018
Washington, DC$54.15$9,386$112,640
Chicago, IL$51.99$9,011$108,133
Dallas, TX$51.45$8,917$107,006
San Diego, CA$51.00$8,840$106,086
Denver, CO Area$50.90$8,823$105,880
Los Angeles, CA$50.04$8,675$104,100
Philadelphia, PA$48.97$8,488$101,860
Atlanta, GA$46.57$8,072$96,869
Phoenix, AZ$45.49$7,885$94,616
Portland, OR$44.65$7,7740$92,884
Minneapolis, MN$43.32$7,509$90,111

Salary by State

AreaHourly WageMonthly SalaryYearly Salary
New York$57.40$9,950$119,397
Mississippi$56.86$9,856$118,270
Massachusetts$56.32$9,762$117,144
California$54.95$9,525$114,310
Georgia$53.61$9,293$111,512
Connecticut$53.07$9,199$110,386
New Jersey$51.99$9,011$108,133
Illinois$51.45$8,917$107,006
Montana$50.68$8,785$105,420
Alabama$49.82$8,636$103,627
Maryland$49.62$8,600$103,210
Indiana$49.28$8,542$102,501
Hawaiʻi$49.21$8,530$102,360
Virginia$48.93$8,482$101,785
Rhode Island$48.74$8,448$101,375
Missouri$48.70$8,441$101,300
New Hampshire$48.65$8,434$101,210
Arkansas$48.48$8,403$100,840
West Virginia$48.34$8,379$100,554
North Carolina$48.20$8,354$100,248
Michigan$47.65$8,260$99,122
Florida$47.20$8,182$98,190
Washington$46.57$8,072$96,869
North Dakota$46.51$8,062$96,751
Vermont$46.35$8,035$96,423
Oregon$46.20$8,009$96,108
Ohio$46.03$7,978$95,743
Iowa$46.46$8,054$95,650
Tennessee$45.88$7,953$95,440
Texas$45.69$7,920$95,050
Nevada$45.49$7,885$94,616
Delaware$45.26$7,845$94,150
Oklahoma$44.95$7,791$93,490
Wyoming$44.72$7,752$93,030
Minnesota$44.41$7,697$92,363
Kansas$44.62$7,734$92,810
South Carolina$44.41$7,697$92,363
Maine$44.21$7,663$91,960
New Mexico$43.86$7,603$91,237
Pennsylvania$43.77$7,587$91,050
Arizona$43.53$7,546$90,554
Wisconsin$43.32$7,509$90,111
Utah$43.29$7,504$90,050
Kentucky$43.03$7,459$89,519
Colorado$42.78$7,415$88,984
Louisiana$42.25$7,323$87,880
Alaska$41.16$7,134$85,605
Idaho$40.61$7,040$84,479
Nebraska$39.53$6,852$82,226
South Dakota$37.91$6,571$78,847