Software Engineer salary in New York

Average Base Salary in New York

$127,942
$14,178
Additional Cash Compensation
$142,120
Total Compensation
Median: $128K
Min: $65K
Max: $240K

How Much Does a Software Engineer Make in New York?

The average salary for a Software Engineer in New York is $127,942. The average additional cash compensation for a Software Engineer in New York is $14,178. The average total compensation for a Software Engineer in New York is $142,120. Software Engineer salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In from anonymous Software Engineer employees in New York.

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Total number of Tech companies in NYC
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Marketing
Operations
Product
Project Mgmt
Sales
Software Engineer
Account Executive
Account Manager
Accountant
Analytics Manager
Android Developer
Art Director
Associate Product Manager
Automation Engineer
Brand Manager
Budget Analyst
Business Analyst
Business Development Manager
Business Development Representative
Business Intelligence Analyst
Business Intelligence Developer
Business Intelligence Manager
CCO (Chief Creative Officer)
CFO (Chief Financial Officer)
Chief People Officer
CIO (Chief Information Officer)
Client Success Manager
CMO (Chief Marketing Officer)
Community Manager
Content Manager
Content Marketing Manager
Content Strategist
Controller
COO (Chief Operating Officer)
Copywriter
CPO (Chief Product Officer)
Creative Director
CRO (Chief Revenue Officer)
CTO (Chief Technology Officer)
Customer Support Manager
Customer Support Rep
Data Analyst
Data Architect
Data Engineer
Data Engineering Manager
Data Scientist
Database Administrator
Design Director
Desktop Support
DevOps Engineer
Digital Marketing Manager
Director of Analytics
Director of Customer Success
Director of Marketing
Director of Operations
Director of Product Management
Director of Product Marketing
Director of Product Marketing
Director of Software Engineering
Editor
Email Marketing Manager
Engineering Manager
Event Planner
Finance Director
Financial Analyst
Front End Developer
Game Developer
Hardware Engineer
HR Coordinator
HR Director
HR Manager
HR Specialist
Implementation Manager
Implementation Specialist
Inside Sales Manager
Inside Sales Representative
iOS Developer
Junior Business Analyst
Junior Data Analyst
Junior Data Scientist
Junior Software Engineer
Lead Software Engineer
Machine Learning Engineer
Marketing Associate
Marketing Coordinator
Marketing Manager
Marketing Operations Manager
Office Manager
Operations Associate
Operations Manager
PR Manager
PR Specialist
Principal Software Engineer
Product Analyst
Product Designer
Product Manager
Product Marketing Manager
Product Owner
Project Coordinator
Project Manager
QA Analyst
QA Engineer
QA Manager
Recruiter
Sales Development Representative
Sales Director
Sales Engineer
Sales Manager
Sales Operations Analyst
Sales Operations Manager
Salesforce Developer
Scrum Master
Security Engineer
Senior Accountant
Senior Business Analyst
Senior Data Analyst
Senior Data Engineer
Senior Data Scientist
Senior Financial Analyst
Senior Marketing Manager
Senior Product Manager
Senior Product Marketing Manager
Senior Project Manager
Senior Recruiter
Senior Software Engineer
Senior Technical Writer
Senior UI Designer
Senior UX Designer
SEO Manager
SEO Specialist
Site Reliability Engineer
Social Media Manager
Software Engineer
Software Test Engineer
Systems Engineer
Technical Product Manager
Technical Project Manager
Technical Recruiter
Technical Support
Technical Writer
UI Designer
UX Designer
UX Researcher
Vice President of Care
Vice President of Engineering
Vice President of Finance
Vice President of Human Resources
Vice President of Marketing
Vice President of Operations
Vice President of People
Vice President of Product
Vice President of Sales
Vice President of Talent Acquisition
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Software Engineer Salary ranges

The most common Software Engineer salary in New York is between $120k - $130k.

Average Software Engineer Salary by Company Size

People with the job title Software Engineer make the most at companies with 201-500 employees, earning $130,560 on average.

Software Engineer Salary by gender

The average Software Engineer salary for women is $122,408 and the average Software Engineer salary for men is $128,144.

Software Engineer Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Software Engineer with 7+ years of experience is $147,073. The average salary for <1 year of experience is $107,605.

Average Dev + Engineer salaries in New York

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
QA Analyst $79,210
Min: $55K
Max: $138K
Junior Software Engineer $89,297
Min: $42K
Max: $135K
QA Engineer $99,036
Min: $60K
Max: $152K
Software Test Engineer $100,692
Min: $65K
Max: $150K
Automation Engineer $102,033
Min: $70K
Max: $146K
Salesforce Developer $111,080
Min: $76K
Max: $180K
Systems Engineer $111,143
Min: $85K
Max: $180K
Front End Developer $116,871
Min: $70K
Max: $175K
Hardware Engineer $121,000
Min: $100K
Max: $142K
Data Engineer $123,564
Min: $75K
Max: $200K
Android Developer $124,550
Min: $50K
Max: $200K
Sales Engineer $125,789
Min: $46K
Max: $185K
Software Engineer $128,150
Min: $65K
Max: $240K
QA Manager $133,500
Min: $84K
Max: $225K
iOS Developer $135,216
Min: $83K
Max: $250K
Game Developer $136,000
Min: $136K
Max: $136K
Machine Learning Engineer $137,600
Min: $105K
Max: $174K
DevOps Engineer $138,846
Min: $56K
Max: $200K
Security Engineer $138,925
Min: $70K
Max: $252K
Site Reliability Engineer $143,125
Min: $100K
Max: $210K
Database Administrator $145,667
Min: $140K
Max: $150K
Data Architect $148,767
Min: $85K
Max: $260K
Senior Software Engineer $157,847
Min: $110K
Max: $225K
Principal Software Engineer $164,747
Min: $106K
Max: $240K
Lead Software Engineer $168,984
Min: $130K
Max: $225K
Data Engineering Manager $175,000
Min: $115K
Max: $216K
Engineering Manager $183,059
Min: $95K
Max: $265K
Director of Software Engineering $207,231
Min: $140K
Max: $420K
Vice President of Engineering $232,000
Min: $160K
Max: $450K
CTO (Chief Technology Officer) $249,580
Min: $120K
Max: $426K

Skills that affect Software Engineer salaries in New York

1
Javascript
17% have this skill
2
SQL
13% have this skill
3
Python
12% have this skill
4
Front-end
12% have this skill
5
Java
11% have this skill
6
Node.js
9% have this skill

Recent Software Engineer salaries in New York

$130,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $130,000
3-5 Years of Experience
Male
1,000+ Employees
New York
$130,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $130,000 with +$39,000 in additional cash compensation
3-5 Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
New York
$92,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $92,000
< 1 Year of Experience
Male
1-10 Employees
New York
$105,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $105,000 with +$5 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
Female
51-200 Employees
New York
$110,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $110,000
1-3 Years of Experience
Female
1-10 Employees
New York
$125,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $125,000 with +$15,000 in additional cash compensation
3-5 Years of Experience
Male
1,000+ Employees
New York
$140,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $140,000
5-7 Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
1,000+ Employees
New York
$125,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $125,000 with +$7,000 in additional cash compensation
5-7 Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
New York
$120,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $120,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
1,000+ Employees
New York
$120,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $120,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
1,000+ Employees
New York

Frequently Asked Questions

Q.

Are software engineers in demand in NYC?

A.

Yes. With $13 billion in investment, NYC is second only to Silicon Valley as the world's highest performing tech ecosystem, according to Startup Genome's "Global Startup Ecosystem Report 2018." Talented software engineers and developers are in high demand.

Q.

What does a software engineer do in NYC?

A.

NYC is a major hub for digital media, fintech, robotics, retail, health tech and cybersecurity. Full-stack software engineers are in particular demand.

Q.

How do I become a software engineer in NYC?

A.

You don't need a computer science degree to become a software engineer. Companies like the NYC-based Codeacademy, for example, provides immersive interactive courses in all the major programming languages. While any software engineer needs a strong foundation in coding, critical thinking and problem solving skills are the true keys to success.

Q.

Which languages should a software engineer in NYC know?

A.

According to Stack Overflow, the top five most popular programming languages in NYC are Python, Java, Nod.JS and Ruby. Check out the Built In NYC job board to find companies hiring developers with these skills

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