Software engineer earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Software engineer salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Alaska $98,030
Utah $97,230
Minnesota $96,750
Rhode Island $96,730
Pennsylvania $96,370
Vermont $95,010
Arizona $93,279
Florida $92,620
Missouri $91,820
Ohio $91,280
Indiana $90,787
Alabama $90,259
Iowa $89,516
Tennessee $88,910
Michigan $87,880
South Carolina $87,170
Maine $87,150
Nebraska $87,110
Idaho $86,162
Kentucky $85,788
Kansas $85,310
Oklahoma $84,900
Wisconsin $84,480
Hawaii $82,807
Arkansas $81,856
Montana $80,900
New Mexico $80,900
Illinois $80,725
Louisiana $79,750
Mississippi $79,220
North Dakota $77,340
West Virginia $77,310
South Dakota $72,720
Wyoming $66,060
Puerto Rico $46,540
Washington $128,200
California $123,040
New York $113,802
District of Columbia $113,750
Virginia $109,740
Massachusetts $109,130
Maryland $108,850
New Hampshire $108,650
Texas $108,490
New Jersey $107,640
Colorado $104,980
Nevada $102,380
Delaware $101,680
Georgia $100,820
North Carolina $100,560
Connecticut $100,150
Oregon $100,080

How do software engineer salaries compare to similar careers?

Software engineers earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than geospatial information scientists but more than wind energy engineers.

Career Median Salary
Geospatial information scientist salary $90K
Software quality assurance engineer salary $90K
Video game designer salary $90K
Database architect salary $90K
Electrical engineer salary $97K
Software engineer salary $93K
Nanosystems engineer salary $97K
Nanotechnology engineer salary $97K
Photonics engineer salary $97K
Wind energy engineer salary $97K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)