How much does a Software Engineer III make in the United States? The average Software Engineer III salary in the United States is $122,196 as of November 27, 2023, but the range typically falls between $111,696 and $133,342. 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, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Software Engineer III Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Software Engineer III Salary $102,137 US November 27, 2023
25th Percentile Software Engineer III Salary $111,696 US November 27, 2023
50th Percentile Software Engineer III Salary $122,196 US November 27, 2023
75th Percentile Software Engineer III Salary $133,342 US November 27, 2023
90th Percentile Software Engineer III Salary $143,490 US November 27, 2023
25% $111,696 10% $102,137 90% $143,490 75% $133,342 $122,196 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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Job Description for Software Engineer III

Software Engineer III designs and develops software applications. Performs coding, debugging, testing and troubleshooting throughout the application development process. Being a Software Engineer III may direct a few junior level software engineers. Requires a bachelor's degree. Additionally, Software Engineer III typically reports to a manager. The Software Engineer III contributes to moderately complex aspects of a project. Work is generally independent and collaborative in nature. To be a Software Engineer III typically requires 4 to 7 years of related experience. (Copyright 2023 View full job description

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