Software Engineer salary in Scottsdale, AZ

How much does a Software Engineer make in Scottsdale, AZ?

Average base salary

arrow down19%
below national average

Most common benefits

Cash bonus
$4,000per year
Stock Options
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The average salary for a software engineer is $93,209 per year in Scottsdale, AZ and $4,000 cash bonus per year.59 salaries reported, updated at November 18, 2021.

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Salaries by years of experience in Scottsdale, AZ

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Less than 1 year
1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
More than 10 years
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Where can a Software Engineer earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Software Engineers

Most recommended skill

Scalaearn +24.30% more

The jobs requiring this skill have increase by 6.76% since 2018. Software Engineers with this skill earn +24.30% more than the average base salary, which is $93,209 per year.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this skillChange from previous year
20124402increase by 4402
201318738increase by 325.67%
201426969increase by 43.93%
201523159decrease by 14.13%
201636922increase by 59.43%
201725492decrease by 30.96%
201831035increase by 21.74%
201933132increase by 6.76%
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Top fields of study
Mechanical Engineering Degree

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

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Most common benefits for Software Engineers

  • Stock options
  • Visa sponsorship
  • Referral program
  • Commuter assistance
  • Food provided
  • Relocation assistance
  • Gym membership
  • 401(k)
  • Health savings account
  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) matching
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

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63% of Software Engineers in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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Common questions about salaries for a Software Engineer

What is the highest paid software engineer?

Software engineers with management experience and skills are paid the highest.

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Software engineers sometimes receive restricted stock units or long term incentives - but what are they?

There may be 3 usual components to a software engineer's pay at a tech company:

  • Base salary
  • Cash bonus
  • Long term incentives

Base salary is the monthly payment for coming to work. It's usually fixed and is often quoted yearly. Cash bonuses may be paid quarterly or yearly and they are often a percentage of salary (5-30%) and usually depend on personal performance in the period. Long term incentives give something that may only be convertible into cash at a future date. These can take the form of restricted stock units, stock options or other similar payments. An amount will be allocated to you, usually once per year, and then sometime in the future (1-5 yrs) these units will be convertible into cash at the prevailing rate. This prevailing rate is determined by the performance of the company. In the case of the stock units, it's simply the stock price at the time they become yours (also known as vesting).

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