Career Attributes

  • $95,422
  • 831,300
  • 3.2
  • 30.7%
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Computer Science
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Software Engineer Ratings

Blended Rating

A weighted average of CareerExplorer’s five component ratings, approximating the overall satisfaction of a career.
Source: CareerExplorer

Meaning Rating

2.8
SCORE
3155
RATINGS
Meaning rating is a measure of the degree to which users felt that their career gave their life purpose and meaning.

Overall Rating

3.2
SCORE
3863
RATINGS
Overall rating measures a user's general sentiment about their career. Not to be confused with Blended Rating which is CareerExplorer's measure of their overall satsifaction.

Skills Utilization Rating

3.2
SCORE
3488
RATINGS
Skill utilization rating is a measure of the degree to which users felt their skills were put to use in the career.

Work Environment Rating

3.6
SCORE
3483
RATINGS
Work environment includes career characteristics such as working hours, organizational structure, and working conditions.

Fit Rating

3.7
SCORE
3510
RATINGS
Fit rating measures a user's sense of how well their personality fit with their career. Examples of personality traits include leadership, extraversion, and persistence.

Salary Rating

3.6
SCORE
3116
RATINGS
Salary rating measures whether they felt that they were compensated fairly for their work in the career.

Uninformed Interest

2.5
SCORE
29717
RATINGS
The interest rating given by people who have not worked in this career.

Interest Rating

3.6
SCORE
3494
RATINGS
Interest rating measures the degree to which users found the subject matter of their work interesting.

Software Engineer Demographics

Career Maturity

Career maturity is a measure of where a career falls on a typical user’s career path. For instance, restaurant work is often an early career for people that leads to other careers. Medical Doctors, on the other hand, tend to be terminal careers.
Source: CareerExplorer

Employment Type Mix

The distribution of full- and part-time employees in this career.
Source: CareerExplorer

90%
Full-Time
10%
Part-Time

Ethnic Minority Mix

Based on self reported ethnicity. Persons who identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

41%
24%
12%
9%
6%
5%
3%
0%
0%
White
South Asian
East Asian
Other
Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish
Black or African American
Arab
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Aboriginal

Actual Gender Mix

The distribution of men and women employed in this career in 2014.
Source: CareerExplorer Data ().

73%
Men
27%
Women

Gender Mix By Likes

The distribution of positive career likes by men and women on CareerExplorer. Four or Five star career ratings are inferred as Likes.
Source: CareerExplorer

82%
Men
18%
Women

Discrimination Score

A number between -100 and +100 that measures how much a career discriminates against men or women. The CareerExplorer Implied Discrimination Quotient (IDQ) compares a career’s actual gender mix to its likes by gender to determine how closely actual job placements mirror gender preferences.
Source: CareerExplorer