How much does a Software Engineer III make in San Jose, CA? The average Software Engineer III salary in San Jose, CA is $141,521 as of June 28, 2021, but the range typically falls between $129,084 and $154,356. 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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25% $129,084 10% $117,761 90% $166,042 75% $154,356 $141,521 50%(Median)
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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 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

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