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How Much Do Software Engineer Jobs Pay per Hour?

$21.39 - $26.20
2% of jobs
$26.20 - $31.01
5% of jobs
$31.01 - $35.82
10% of jobs
$38.46 is the 25th percentile. Wages below this are outliers.
$35.82 - $40.62
15% of jobs
$40.62 - $45.43
17% of jobs
The average wage is $47.95 an hour
$45.43 - $50.24
14% of jobs
$50.24 - $55.05
10% of jobs
$56.01 is the 75th percentile. Wages above this are outliers.
$55.05 - $59.86
9% of jobs
$59.86 - $64.66
6% of jobs
$64.66 - $69.47
4% of jobs
$69.47 - $74.28
3% of jobs

National Average

$21.39 $48/hour $74.28
Software Engineer Salary Comparison by Location
Nationwide
United States
$48
Ashburn, VA
Virginia
$49

As of May 27, 2020, the average hourly pay for a Software Engineer in the United States is $48 an hour.

While ZipRecruiter is seeing hourly wages as high as $74.28 and as low as $21.39, the majority of Software Engineer wages currently range between $38 (25th percentile) to $56 (75th percentile) across the United States. The average pay range for a Software Engineer varies little (about $18), which suggests that regardless of location, there are not many opportunities for increased pay or advancement, even with several years of experience.

Based on recent job postings on ZipRecruiter, the Software Engineer job market in both Ashburn, VA and the surrounding area is very active. People working as a Software Engineer in your area are making on average $49 per hour or $1 (1%) more than the national average hourly salary of $48. Virginia ranks number 18 out of 50 states nationwide for Software Engineer salaries.

To estimate the most accurate hourly salary range for Software Engineer jobs, ZipRecruiter continuously scans its database of millions of active jobs published locally throughout America.

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Average Software Engineer Salary Across the U.S.

Salary Range (Percentile)
  25th Average 75th
Annual Salary $80,000 $99,729 $116,500
Monthly Salary $6,667 $8,311 $9,708
Weekly Salary $1,538 $1,918 $2,240
Hourly Salary $38 $48 $56

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