Software Engineer Job & Career Information

What's it like to be a Software Engineer?

We have 39,935 Software Engineer jobs nationwide. The average Software Engineer salary is $71,000 annually, +$5K (7%) more than the average national salary. Statistically, Software Engineers are very happy with their career.

$71,000 Average Salary

Employee Reviews (6,689 reviews)

3.9 out of 5 stars
  • Software Engineer @ SmugMug in Mountain View, CA

    "A "sorcerer" is our title for software engineers of various levels. What I love about being a software engineer is that I can be anywhere in the world and get work done. What I hate about the job is that what I create has a relatively short shelf life (couple of years at most); I would love to build something that will last for generations."

  • "I love those moments when you can just lose yourself in the code, the implementation just flowing from your brain to the screen. Those moments when you try something tricky and it works, or when you find a well-hidden bug and stomp it."

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