Software Engineer I Salary in the United States

How much does a Software Engineer I make in the United States? The average Software Engineer I salary in the United States is $67,946 as of June 27, 2019, but the range typically falls between $59,907 and $79,532. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

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Job Description

Software Engineer I designs and develops software applications. Performs coding, debugging, testing and troubleshooting throughout the application development process. Being a Software Engineer I requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to a manager. The Software Engineer I works on projects/matters of limited complexity in a support role. Work is closely managed. To be a Software Engineer I typically requires 0-2 years of related experience. (Copyright 2019 Salary.com)

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