How much does a Software Engineer I make in San Jose, CA? The average Software Engineer I salary in San Jose, CA is $88,899 as of June 28, 2021, but the range typically falls between $79,056 and $98,084. 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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GlobalLogic, Inc. - San Jose, CA

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Flashii - Cupertino, CA

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 2021 Salary.com)... View full job description

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About San Jose, California    San Jose is located at 37°20′07″N 121°53′31″W / 37.335278°N 121.891944°W / 37.335278; -121.891944. According to the United States Census Bureau, th....More

San Jose, California  area prices were up 2.9% from a year ago    View the Cost of Living in San Jose, California

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