How much does a Software Engineer I make in Boston, MA? The average Software Engineer I salary in Boston, MA is $84,508 as of November 23, 2022, but the range typically falls between $77,116 and $92,660. 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. 

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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 2022 Salary.com)... View full job description

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Skills associated with Software Engineer I: Integrated Development Environment (IDE) Software, Debugging, Software Requirements Specification, Programming Language ...More

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