We have 30,788 Software Engineer jobs nationwide. The average Software Engineer salary is $71,000 annually, +$7K (10%) more than the average national salary. Statistically, Software Engineers are very happy with their career.
"I've been hooked on programming since the first time I got a block pixel to appear on an Apple IIe in 1983. There's a sense of magic in being able to tell a machine what to do, and then see the commands come to life as something meaningful and useful to people, enriching their lives, helping with life's mundane tasks, making the impossible possible - and all with a sense of well-crafted, artisanal beauty. Software engineering is the culmination of art, science, and humanitarianism."
"Software engineering is a mentally stimulating field with an endless number of problems to solve. The sedentary aspects of the field can wreak havoc on your body but I wouldn't trade it for anything."