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Software Engineer salary in New York

Average Base Salary in New York

$127,678
$14,164
Additional Cash Compensation
$141,842
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 $127,678. The average additional cash compensation for a Software Engineer in New York is $14,164. The average total compensation for a Software Engineer in New York is $141,842. Software Engineer salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In NYC from anonymous Software Engineer employees in New York.

NYC by the numbers

5,182
Total number of Tech companies in NYC
229,840
Total number of tech users on Built In NYC
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Software Engineer jobs in NYC

Senior Node.js Software Engineer

Greater NYC Area
4 days ago
+29
As a Senior Software Engineer, you will be directly responsible for collaborating with Project Team Leads, Tech Leads, and project teams to deliver client projects. You will also continue to enhance the RubyApps product and front-end web development framework.

Software Engineer

Greater NYC Area
1 week ago
+29
Develop and be accountable for the delivery of systems and automated solutions for business problems assigned to you. Work with senior engineers to elaborate stories and epics into implementable tasks. Design and implement unit and integration tests. Contribute to the design of new systems that the engineering team is working on. Develop visualizations for data housed in a variety of stores (Oracle, Aurora, RedShift and flat files) to extract KPIs and BI for our team and others across the business. Identify, document, and report bug cases and features in the issue/change tracking system. Provide technical guidance & support for members of the team and others in the company in your areas of expertise. Actively work to develop technical and soft skills through training, event attendance, accreditation and industry knowledge.

Software Engineer

Greater NYC Area
2 weeks ago
+38
Participate in full life-cycle software development. Design, implement, and deploy highly scalable and reliable systems. Build storage systems, libraries, and frameworks. Contribute ideas for new features and identify areas for improvement proactively. Collaborate effectively across teams, including outside of engineering. Write clean, tested, and well-documented code.

Senior Software Engineer, Payments

Greater NYC Area
21 hours ago
+37
Justworks is seeking a Software Engineer to join our team. As a successful candidate, you have demonstrated the ability to build, deploy and maintain large-scale, distributed applications. You have worked within a service-oriented architecture and know how to separate data and functionality as necessary. You understand and use automated testing as a productivity multiplier. The Payments Engineering team is responsible for improving, scaling, and maintaining our payroll processing engine, which processes millions of dollars every day to ensure our customers can pay their employees timely and accurately. The team also owns other payroll functionality, including payment forecasting, W2/1099 generation, ACH processing, tax calculation, etc. We work primarily in Ruby on Rails and JavaScript, but prior knowledge is not a requirement, and you should have a deep understanding that goes beyond the ability to use these tools.

Software Engineer, Payments

Greater NYC Area
21 hours ago
+37
Justworks is seeking a Software Engineer to join our team. As a successful candidate, you have demonstrated the ability to build, deploy and maintain large-scale, distributed applications. You have worked within a service-oriented architecture and know how to separate data and functionality as necessary. You understand and use automated testing as a productivity multiplier. The Payments Engineering team is responsible for improving, scaling, and maintaining our payroll processing engine, which processes millions of dollars every day to ensure our customers can pay their employees timely and accurately. The team also owns other payroll functionality, including payment forecasting, W2/1099 generation, ACH processing, tax calculation, etc. We work primarily in Ruby on Rails and JavaScript, but prior knowledge is not a requirement, and you should have a deep understanding that goes beyond the ability to use these tools.

Software Engineer, Product

Greater NYC Area
3 days ago
Develop, release and run large-scale web applications. Develop and define the backend architecture and tech stack for a product area. Improve performance, reliability, scalability and security for our backend systems. Be involved in transitioning our monolithic codebase to a microservice-based architecture. Completely disrupt logistics by tackling bleeding-edge, technical problems.

Staff Software Engineer, Infra

Greater NYC Area
3 days ago
+37
Define the strategy for the platform our engineers build on top of, and work across teams to improve, scale, and better utilize it. Add capabilities to our high-volume, fault-tolerant processing infrastructure. Take ownership of designing and developing tools focused on observability, performance, and developer velocity. Implement internal services. Enhance our testing, monitoring and continuous deployment infrastructure. Keep extremely sensitive data compartmentalized and secure.

Software Engineer, Product

Greater NYC Area
3 days ago
+37
Why you would love working with us We work hard. We’re helping businesses get off the ground, enabling them to focus on running their business and solving HR issues for them. We’re data driven and never stop inventing new ways to improve. Working at Justworks, you’ll enjoy company happy hours, a welcoming and casual environment, great benefits, and the ability to interact with and learn from prominent leaders in the startup community.

Software Engineering Manager

Greater NYC Area
3 days ago
+37
Are you energized by leading world-class software engineers while remaining hands-on with coding and technical architecture? As an Engineering Manager, you will lead a software engineering team in building products while maintaining a high quality bar with scalable and reusable technology. You will be mentoring, coaching and inspiring software engineers on the team to take on new technical challenges and grow their careers. You will lead the team in looking at problems in new ways and inventing simple solutions to complex problems.

Senior Software Engineer, Frontend

Greater NYC Area
4 days ago
+40
You will be part of a core engineering team building the world’s most robust lending platform to connect Investors with borrowers. You’ll own feature development from conception and design to end-to-end testing to deployment. You’ll focus on the robustness of the codebase, the aesthetics of the user’s experience, and the performance of our various web applications. You’ll build out and iterate on strategies for our new and existing software architecture, minimizing code complexity, and writing robust documentation. As a Senior Engineer, you will mentor other engineers and help us establish best standards and practices to scale our team and technology.

Staff Software Engineer

Greater NYC Area
4 days ago
+22
You are a full-stack SOA engineer / generalist. Experience and (just as important) interest in working in a variety of layers and technologies within a SOA is a must for our team. This includes (walking down the stack): AngularJS SPA development, MVC-based web architecture, external RESTful APIs, distributed (and in our case, highly scaled) request handling services, no-SQL and relational SQL databases, big data processing (e.g. data bus architecture, Hadoop / MPP data warehouse, etc.), and data visualization (e.g. Tableau). Experience in all these layers is not strictly required, but we do like to see experience working in more than one, as well as eagerness to work on projects that might slice through them all (because they often will).

Software Engineering Manager - International

Greater NYC Area
6 days ago
+34
As a Software Engineering Manager, you will lead a team of software engineers to innovate and solve challenging problems, impacting millions of users. You will be an influential technical leader, developing the technical strategy and leading the architectural design for your team. You will collaborate closely with product managers to drive the product direction, making sure we solve the right problems and find ways to delight our customers. You will lead your team to break down complex problems, and implement robust and scalable solutions.  You will develop a culture of operational excellence and develop best practices for deploying reliable software quickly. You will develop effective hiring and onboarding processes, and providing feedback, coaching, and professional development for the team. You will develop processes to coordinate and deliver on projects in a timely manner.

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 $130,923 on average.

Software Engineer Salary by gender

The average Software Engineer salary for women is $120,833 and the average Software Engineer salary for men is $127,706.

Software Engineer Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Software Engineer with 7+ years of experience is $153,339. The average salary for <1 year of experience is $105,400.

Average Dev + Engineer salaries in New York

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
QA Analyst $76,989
Min: $55K
Max: $100K
Junior Software Engineer $78,864
Min: $42K
Max: $100K
Software Test Engineer $93,714
Min: $65K
Max: $113K
QA Engineer $97,579
Min: $60K
Max: $145K
Automation Engineer $102,893
Min: $70K
Max: $146K
Salesforce Developer $108,130
Min: $76K
Max: $180K
Front End Developer $112,401
Min: $70K
Max: $167K
Hardware Engineer $121,000
Min: $100K
Max: $142K
Android Developer $122,250
Min: $50K
Max: $200K
Data Engineer $123,596
Min: $75K
Max: $200K
Sales Engineer $126,398
Min: $46K
Max: $185K
Machine Learning Engineer $126,750
Min: $105K
Max: $142K
QA Manager $127,294
Min: $84K
Max: $195K
Software Engineer $127,685
Min: $65K
Max: $240K
Site Reliability Engineer $130,000
Min: $100K
Max: $175K
iOS Developer $132,338
Min: $83K
Max: $250K
Security Engineer $135,044
Min: $70K
Max: $252K
Game Developer $136,000
Min: $136K
Max: $136K
DevOps Engineer $138,278
Min: $90K
Max: $200K
Data Architect $144,464
Min: $85K
Max: $260K
Database Administrator $147,000
Min: $147K
Max: $147K
Senior Software Engineer $155,839
Min: $110K
Max: $225K
Principal Software Engineer $164,375
Min: $126K
Max: $240K
Lead Software Engineer $166,363
Min: $130K
Max: $200K
Data Engineering Manager $179,000
Min: $179K
Max: $179K
Engineering Manager $179,960
Min: $95K
Max: $265K
Director of Software Engineering $199,135
Min: $140K
Max: $280K
Vice President of Engineering $221,167
Min: $160K
Max: $305K
CTO (Chief Technology Officer) $250,773
Min: $120K
Max: $426K

Skills that affect Software Engineer salaries in New York

1
Javascript
16% have this skill
2
Python
12% have this skill
3
SQL
12% have this skill
4
Front-end
11% have this skill
5
Java
11% have this skill
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Node.js
8% 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
51-200 Employees
New York
$130,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $130,000 with +$15,000 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
Female
500+ Employees
New York
$110,000
Yearly Salary
A Full-Stack Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $110,000 with +$11,000 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
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
1-5 Reports
$115,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $115,000
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
New York
$171,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $171,000 with +$37,925 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
New York
$110,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $110,000 with +$20,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
New York
$190,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $190,000 with +$20,000 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
New York
1-5 Reports
$100,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $100,000 with +$10,000 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
Female
500+ Employees
New York
$124,500
Yearly Salary
A Web Engineer reported a yearly salary of $124,500
7+ Years of Experience
Male
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.

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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