Software engineer

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How much does a software engineer make in the United States?

Average salary
per year
23,878 salaries reported
The average salary for a software engineer is $106,496 per year in the United States.
Salary estimates are based on 23,878 salaries submitted anonymously to Indeed by software engineer employees, users, and collected from past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months. The typical tenure for a software engineer is 1-3 years.

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Most common benefits for software engineers

  • Health insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Paid time off
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Parental leave
  • Referral program
  • Commuter assistance

Salary satisfaction


Based on 1,150 ratings

69% of software engineers in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area

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