Software Engineer Salary

Midpoint U.S. salary*

$121,000

 

The midpoint starting salary for a software engineer is $121,000. A software engineer designs, develops, tests, and evaluates software and for computers and electronic devices. Employers may agree to higher starting salaries for software engineers with relevant certifications, such as with ASP development.

Midpoint software engineer salaries in U.S. cities

Austin, TX  
$130,680  
Boulder, CO  
$142,175  
Chicago, IL  
$149,435  
Memphis, TN  
$114,950  
Minneapolis, MN  
$129,470  
New York, NY  
$170,005  
Omaha, NE  
$117,370  
Portland, OR  
$129,470  
Raleigh, NC  
$125,840  
San Francisco, CA  
$169,400  
Seattle, WA  
$146,410  

Roles similar to software engineer

Software developer  
$115,000  
Network architect  
$134,000  
Applications architect  
$132,000  
Lead applications developer  
$122,250  
Mobile applications developer  
$141,000  
Big data engineer  
$150,000  
Database developer  
$116,000  

*Salaries listed represent the 50th percentile, or midpoint, of starting salaries.

 

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