Software Engineer salary in New York

Average Base Salary in New York

$127,528
$13,256
Additional Cash Compensation
$140,784
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 $127,528. The average additional cash compensation for a Software Engineer in New York is $13,256. The average total compensation for a Software Engineer in New York is $140,784. Software Engineer salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In NYC from anonymous Software Engineer employees in New York.

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HR Coordinator
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Software Engineer jobs in NYC

Software Engineer

Greater NYC Area
3 weeks ago
+39
You will be part of the Detection Tools team. The adversaries White Ops encounters in our day-to-day aren't just bedroom hackers. They are technically adept and savvy fraudsters, operating at a scale and agility that makes their 'enterprise' profitable. Therefore, our detection team needs the support of experienced software engineers who build quality systems that are resilient to change. This is why you're key to our team.  We are the team that supports internal detection teams to perform their job at their best. We create software that automates processes, provides timely data, and increases the productivity of our humans. In short, we are the team that makes humans in WhiteOps behave like humans. We incarnate the principle of Tau: find the levers for disproportionate impact inside the company.

Fullstack Software Engineer (Clojure)

Remote
1 day ago
+36
About us: Gooten is a technology company that enables eCommerce businesses to easily access high-quality, global, on-demand manfacturing. We give businesses the tools to create products to sell online and manage orders across a multitude of stores and sales channels. Businesses powered by Gooten can source and identify new products and trends, run promotions, and track analytics on new and repeat purchasers, while focusing business efforts on

Backend Software Engineer (Clojure)

Remote
1 day ago
+36
About us: Gooten is a technology company that enables eCommerce businesses to easily access high-quality, global, on-demand manfacturing. We give businesses the tools to create products to sell online and manage orders across a multitude of stores and sales channels. Businesses powered by Gooten can source and identify new products and trends, run promotions, and track analytics on new and repeat purchasers, while focusing business efforts on

Frontend Software Engineer, Marketplace

Greater NYC Area
2 days ago
+37
LeafLink is seeking a Frontend Engineer to join our New York team who is passionate about working on teams that solve interesting, large-scale problems at a rapid pace. This role will contribute heavily to the buildout and iteration of LeafLink’s existing and emerging systems, powering an ever-expanding set of product offerings. As a member of our engineering team, you will be in a position to have a direct, lasting impact everywhere that technology powers our business.

Backend Software Engineer, LLF

Greater NYC Area
2 days ago
+37
LeafLink is seeking a Backend Engineer to join our New York team who is passionate about working on teams that solve interesting, large-scale problems at a rapid pace. This role will contribute heavily to the buildout and iteration of LeafLink’s existing and emerging systems, powering an ever-expanding set of product offerings. As a member of our engineering team, you will be in a position to have a direct, lasting impact everywhere that technology powers our business.

Backend Software Engineer, Marketplace

Greater NYC Area
2 days ago
+37
LeafLink is seeking a Backend Engineer to join our New York team who is passionate about working on teams that solve interesting, large-scale problems at a rapid pace. This role will contribute heavily to the buildout and iteration of LeafLink’s existing and emerging systems, powering an ever-expanding set of product offerings. As a member of our engineering team, you will be in a position to have a direct, lasting impact everywhere that technology powers our business.

Software Engineer, Operations

Greater NYC Area
4 days ago
+23
As a Software Engineer on the Infrastructure and Developer Tools team you will work on the bedrock that all other systems sit on top of. From databases and Kubernetes clusters to CI systems and deployment tools, you will own the mechanisms that power an engineering team deploying code 50-100 times per day. This team operates with a product driven mindset with its own Product Manager and the broader engineering team as its customers. Some examples of current projects:

Software Engineer, Full Stack

Remote
4 days ago
+32
Write high-quality, well-tested, functional, observable code that runs smoothly in production. Collaborate closely with Product, Design, Marketing, and Risk Policy teams to create a smooth registration flow for our users. Contribute to and lead complex projects, make business vs technology trade-offs during all phases of the project lifecycle, and consistently delivering on time. Uphold our high engineering standards and bring consistency to the many codebases and processes you will encounter.

Staff Software Engineer, KYT

Greater NYC Area
6 days ago
+41
You have successfully developed cloud-native data ingestion and aggregation processes that handle gigabytes of data per day. You've built a scalable API service on AWS that handles thousands of requests per second. Our product suite has cutting-edge features that detect market manipulation, fraud, anomalous activity, and more.  The team has clear production service level objectives (SLOs) and solutions to meet and monitor them. We’ve modernized our stack and moved to a streaming architecture. Your team has a well documented and ambitious 12-24 month tech vision. The other members of the team eagerly seek out your opinion on problems they are trying to solve. 

Senior Software Engineer (Infrastructure)

Greater NYC Area
1 week ago
+53
Triage problems across the API stack to help address production issues. Build and improve various components of the Core API such as queuing systems, build and deployment scripts, observability monitors, error handling,  logging libraries, api frameworks, authentication endpoints and more. Use your expertise to assist other engineering groups with application architecture and traffic pattern planning.

Senior Software Engineer, KYT

Greater NYC Area
1 week ago
+41
You have successfully developed cloud-native data ingestion and aggregation processes that handle gigabytes of data per day. You've built a scalable API service on AWS that handles thousands of requests per second. Our product suite has cutting-edge features that detect market manipulation, fraud, anomalous activity, and more.  The team has clear production service level objectives (SLOs) and solutions to meet and monitor them. We’ve modernized our stack and moved to a streaming architecture. The other members of the team eagerly seek out your opinion on problems they are trying to solve. 

Senior Backend Software Engineer

Remote
1 week ago
+32
Join a team of talented, motivated, and collaborative engineers to wrangle complex, ever-changing business requirements under control. Our systems must function reliably at all times in order for Petal to deliver on its promise of simple, accessible credit. These services and workloads detect fraud, process payments, integrate with a suite of data providers, and serve our app experience. To get this job done, we value open communication, diversity of thought, and a keen eye for detail.

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 $130,594 on average.

Software Engineer Salary by gender

The average Software Engineer salary for women is $122,374 and the average Software Engineer salary for men is $127,139.

Software Engineer Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Software Engineer with 7+ years of experience is $147,444. The average salary for <1 year of experience is $107,125.

Average Dev + Engineer salaries in New York

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
QA Analyst $79,620
Min: $55K
Max: $138K
Junior Software Engineer $89,528
Min: $42K
Max: $135K
QA Engineer $97,794
Min: $60K
Max: $145K
Software Test Engineer $98,826
Min: $65K
Max: $150K
Automation Engineer $102,793
Min: $70K
Max: $146K
Salesforce Developer $110,708
Min: $76K
Max: $180K
Systems Engineer $114,667
Min: $85K
Max: $180K
Front End Developer $116,675
Min: $70K
Max: $175K
Hardware Engineer $121,000
Min: $100K
Max: $142K
Data Engineer $123,504
Min: $75K
Max: $200K
Android Developer $124,288
Min: $50K
Max: $200K
Sales Engineer $126,817
Min: $46K
Max: $185K
Software Engineer $127,528
Min: $65K
Max: $240K
QA Manager $132,053
Min: $84K
Max: $225K
Machine Learning Engineer $132,429
Min: $105K
Max: $165K
iOS Developer $135,036
Min: $83K
Max: $250K
Game Developer $136,000
Min: $136K
Max: $136K
Security Engineer $137,079
Min: $70K
Max: $252K
DevOps Engineer $138,145
Min: $56K
Max: $200K
Site Reliability Engineer $139,500
Min: $100K
Max: $210K
Database Administrator $145,667
Min: $140K
Max: $150K
Data Architect $147,069
Min: $85K
Max: $260K
Senior Software Engineer $156,557
Min: $110K
Max: $225K
Principal Software Engineer $166,694
Min: $126K
Max: $240K
Lead Software Engineer $170,910
Min: $130K
Max: $225K
Engineering Manager $181,996
Min: $95K
Max: $265K
Data Engineering Manager $182,000
Min: $115K
Max: $216K
Director of Software Engineering $205,563
Min: $140K
Max: $420K
Vice President of Engineering $221,658
Min: $160K
Max: $305K
CTO (Chief Technology Officer) $247,638
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
13% 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

$105,000
Yearly Salary
A Full Stack Developer reported a yearly salary of $105,000
3-5 Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
201-500 Employees
New York
$120,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $120,000
5-7 Years of Experience
Male
11-50 Employees
New York
$130,000
Yearly Salary
A Backend Engineer reported a yearly salary of $130,000
3-5 Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
11-50 Employees
New York
$170,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior Backend Engineer reported a yearly salary of $170,000
5-7 Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
11-50 Employees
New York
$160,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $160,000
3-5 Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
51-200 Employees
New York
$165,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $165,000
3-5 Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
201-500 Employees
New York
$140,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $140,000
1-3 Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
201-500 Employees
New York
$120,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $120,000
3-5 Years of Experience
Male
11-50 Employees
New York
$150,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $150,000
3-5 Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
201-500 Employees
New York
$110,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $110,000
1-3 Years of Experience
Female
201-500 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.

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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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