How much does a Software Engineer I make in the United States? The average Software Engineer I salary in the United States is $78,650 as of April 24, 2024, but the range typically falls between $72,091 and $86,454. 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. 

Software Engineer I Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Software Engineer I Salary $66,120 US April 24, 2024
25th Percentile Software Engineer I Salary $72,091 US April 24, 2024
50th Percentile Software Engineer I Salary $78,650 US April 24, 2024
75th Percentile Software Engineer I Salary $86,454 US April 24, 2024
90th Percentile Software Engineer I Salary $93,559 US April 24, 2024
25% $72,091 10% $66,120 90% $93,559 75% $86,454 $78,650 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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What skills does a Software Engineer I need?

Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.

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Analysis: Analysis is the process of considering something carefully or using statistical methods in order to understand it or explain it.

2.

JavaScript: Using JavaScript in the development and maintenance of Web-based application systems.

3.

Linux: Managing a system's hardware and resources using a Unix-like open-source operating system.

Analysis 2.64%
JavaScript 3.56%
Linux 2.54%
Others 91.26%

Job Description for Software Engineer I

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 2024 Salary.com)... View full job description

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Career Path for Software Engineer I

A career path is a sequence of jobs that leads to your short- and long-term career goals. Some follow a linear career path within one field, while others change fields periodically to achieve career or personal goals.

For Software Engineer I, the upper level is Software Engineer II and then progresses to Software Engineer IV.

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Software Engineer I salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Software Engineer I, the highest Software Engineer I salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Software Engineer I salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Software Engineer I salary is in Miami, FL, where the Software Engineer I salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
-3.5%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-1.3%

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