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:

HourlyWeeklyMonthlyAnnual
$51.85$2,073$8,986$107,840

Salary Range

Percentile10%25%50%75%90%
Hourly$30.59$40.96$49.44$65.89$80.88
Weekly$1,223$1,638$1,977$2,635$3,235
Monthly$5,301$7,099$8,570$11,420$14,019
Annual$63,620$85,190$102,840$137,050$168,230

Historical and Future Estimates

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

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.

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

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).

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

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).

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

Salary by State

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

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