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Software Engineers

Earnings

Software engineers earned median annual salaries of $69,646 as of September 2020, according to Salary.com. The lowest paid 10 percent averaged less than $54,912, and the highest paid 10 percent earned $83,403 or more annually. When software engineers are promoted to project team leader or software manager, they earn even more. Software engineers generally earn more in geographical areas where there are clusters of computer companies, such as the Silicon Valley in northern California.

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