Software Engineer salary in Boston

Average Base Salary in Boston

$112,356
$10,181
Additional Cash Compensation
$122,537
Total Compensation
Median: $112K
Min: $75K
Max: $160K

How Much Does a Software Engineer Make in Boston?

The average salary for a Software Engineer in Boston is $112,356. The average additional cash compensation for a Software Engineer in Boston is $10,181. The average total compensation for a Software Engineer in Boston is $122,537. Software Engineer salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In Boston from anonymous Software Engineer employees in Boston.

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Customer Support Manager
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DevOps Engineer
Digital Marketing Manager
Director of Analytics
Director of Customer Success
Director of Marketing
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Director of Product Management
Director of Product Marketing
Director of Product Marketing
Director of Software Engineering
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Email Marketing Manager
Engineering Manager
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Finance Director
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HR Coordinator
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Implementation Manager
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Inside Sales Manager
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Lead Software Engineer
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Marketing Associate
Marketing Coordinator
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Marketing Operations Manager
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Software Engineer jobs in Boston

Software Engineer I

Greater Boston Area
5 days ago
+25
As a Software Engineer I, you'll fully participate in the software development life cycle for our enterprise-level web and mobile applications while learning and demonstrating knowledge of software development concepts. You'll be responsible for development activities including feature implementation, bug resolution, story grooming and code reviews. You'll participate in production support.

Software Engineer

Greater Boston Area
6 days ago
+39
This is an opportunity to join a small but growing high performing team with diverse backgrounds in applied math, computer science and physics that have been tasked with developing, maintaining and extracting knowledge from strategic data assets. Our work revolves around studying fundamental and high impact business questions that directly impact the direction of the company and industry at large.

Software Engineer

Greater Boston Area
1 week ago
+45
Chewy is looking for a Software Engineer to join our Software Engineering Team based in Boston (MA). Reporting to the Director of Software Engineering, the Software Engineer will work with the Customer Service team at Chewy to plan, design, develop and support information systems and solutions which support customer service organizational functions. Responsibilities include scripting and development needed for Oracle Service Cloud integration with Chewy Backoffice and Storefront software, day-to-day troubleshooting of system issues, testing, documenting and configuring systems. This individual will be required to familiar with Agile processes and effectively communicate, think analytically and solve problems.

Sr. Software Engineer

Greater Boston Area
4 days ago
+25
As a Software Engineer III, you'll work product managers and business stakeholders to communicate technical requirements and define the direction and velocity of our Software Development Life Cycle. You'll work to create successful paths for junior developers to complete tasks and build experience as well as mentor mid-level developers in technical leadership and their ability to work with junior talent. You'll be a resource for any stakeholder interested in learning more about your product and a valuable asset to senior leadership to explain your domain and success as it relates to the overall goals of Peapod Digital Labs. 

Mobile Software Engineer

Greater Boston Area
4 days ago
+25
What’s Our Dish   Announced in May 2018, Peapod Digital Labs (PDL) is an Ahold Delhaize USA company that powers the eCommerce and digital strategies for the Great Local Brands of Ahold Delhaize USA. Accelerating growth in digital and personalization capabilities, PDL is an innovation lab focused on meeting the changing needs of customers, regardless of when, where, and how consumers choose to shop.   Peapod continues to be a consumer-facing

Software Engineer, Overtone

Greater Boston Area
4 days ago
+55
Overtone is a new multi-platform chat application for gamers, leveraging Vivox’s industry-leading voice communication. As a Software Engineer on the core client products, you will work alongside software engineers, QA engineers and product managers to bring this platform to the next level - helping to cement it as a top-tier app in the space. This role is based in Boston. Overtone is looking for someone with a passion for designing and building high performance software. You have an emphasis on building client solutions and developer tools to drive the future of the product.

Senior Software Engineer - Embedded C

Somerville
5 days ago
+16
Design and implement embedded software applications. Write and ship meaningful code that makes our custom hardware work, find the bugs, and ultimately push the limits of 3D printing. Collaborate with a stellar team of diverse engineers to enhance the user experience of our products. High-level software design on embedded computing platform or bare-metal development on MCUs.

Investment Software Engineer

Greater Boston Area
6 days ago
+39
Technical consulting on our data and cloud based systems and tools. Formulate and define specifications for complex operating software programming applications. Modify and maintain existing applications releases and using custom, vendor, or service oriented utilities. Design, code, debug, test, and document application components.

Senior Software Engineer-Test

Remote
6 days ago
+35
As a Senior Software Engineer in Test you will participate in all aspects of the software development life-cycle which includes estimating, technical design, implementation, documentation, testing, deployment and support of application developed for our clients. As a member working in a team environment you will take direction from solution architects and Leads on development activities. This role will incorporate some Angular/Front-end development; Must be willing to learn Front-end skills if don't already have and be open to some Full Stack development. 70% of the focus of this role will be on QA Automation and the rest primarily back-end Java coding and development + Micro-services.

Algorithms Software Engineer - C++

Somerville
6 days ago
+16
Develop world-class desktop 3D printer software with a focus on geometric algorithms. Guide the development of cutting-edge software features from inception to release. Bring innovative features to our users from underlying algorithms to intuitive user interface.

Lead Embedded Software Engineer

Somerville
6 days ago
+16
Lead and mentor a small team of firmware engineers (setting priorities, pull requests, etc.). Design embedded software applications from beginning to release. Collaborate with a stellar team of diverse engineers to always enhance the user experience of our products. Write and ship meaningful code that makes our custom hardware work, find the bugs, and push the limits of 3D printing.

Senior Software Engineer

Somerville
6 days ago
+16
Develops the printer firmware that drives our hardware and enables new and inventive uses of our products. Develops PreForm, one of the most powerful and intuitive desktop print applications on the market. Optimizes 3D geometric and print algorithms. Creates elegant and user-friendly web applications. Works across engineering disciplines to realize cutting-edge capabilities.

Software Engineer Salary ranges

The most common Software Engineer salary in Boston is between $110k - $120k.

Average Software Engineer Salary by Company Size

People with the job title Software Engineer make the most at companies with 1-10 employees, earning $120,000 on average.

Software Engineer Salary by gender

The average Software Engineer salary for women is $112,892 and the average Software Engineer salary for men is $110,626.

Software Engineer Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Software Engineer with 7+ years of experience is $124,300. The average salary for <1 year of experience is $101,477.

Average Dev + Engineer salaries in Boston

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
QA Analyst $67,882
Min: $36K
Max: $90K
Junior Software Engineer $92,714
Min: $80K
Max: $105K
Software Test Engineer $96,000
Min: $68K
Max: $125K
QA Engineer $96,146
Min: $70K
Max: $161K
Front End Developer $100,664
Min: $62K
Max: $150K
Salesforce Developer $101,357
Min: $76K
Max: $110K
Automation Engineer $101,900
Min: $75K
Max: $158K
Software Engineer $112,356
Min: $75K
Max: $160K
Android Developer $113,677
Min: $80K
Max: $163K
Data Engineer $114,150
Min: $73K
Max: $165K
Sales Engineer $115,011
Min: $55K
Max: $178K
iOS Developer $115,293
Min: $77K
Max: $179K
Security Engineer $121,625
Min: $65K
Max: $156K
DevOps Engineer $122,286
Min: $85K
Max: $175K
Game Developer $124,000
Min: $124K
Max: $124K
Database Administrator $128,500
Min: $115K
Max: $142K
Machine Learning Engineer $129,000
Min: $120K
Max: $138K
Lead Software Engineer $131,250
Min: $120K
Max: $165K
Senior Software Engineer $131,707
Min: $90K
Max: $185K
Site Reliability Engineer $133,000
Min: $133K
Max: $133K
Data Architect $134,548
Min: $80K
Max: $190K
Hardware Engineer $135,000
Min: $135K
Max: $135K
Systems Engineer $137,000
Min: $137K
Max: $137K
QA Manager $138,692
Min: $108K
Max: $165K
Engineering Manager $147,755
Min: $109K
Max: $205K
Principal Software Engineer $161,992
Min: $110K
Max: $210K
Data Engineering Manager $172,000
Min: $172K
Max: $172K
Director of Software Engineering $182,005
Min: $155K
Max: $228K
CTO (Chief Technology Officer) $190,886
Min: $90K
Max: $260K
Vice President of Engineering $202,000
Min: $120K
Max: $272K

Skills that affect Software Engineer salaries in Boston

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Javascript
16% have this skill
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SQL
12% have this skill
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Front-end
10% have this skill
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Java
9% have this skill
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Python
8% have this skill
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Node.js
8% have this skill

Recent Software Engineer salaries in Boston

$115,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $115,000 with +$11,500 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Boston
$104,000
Yearly Salary
A Full Stack Software engineer reported a yearly salary of $104,000 with +$10,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Boston
$120,000
Yearly Salary
A Advanced Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $120,000
3-5 Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
Boston
$102,500
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $102,500 with +$2,000 in additional cash compensation
3-5 Years of Experience
Female
500+ Employees
Boston
$100,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $100,000 with +$5,000 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
11-50 Employees
Boston
1-5 Reports
$93,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $93,000
3-5 Years of Experience
Female
51-200 Employees
Boston
$98,800
Yearly Salary
A Front End Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $98,800 with +$29,880 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Boston
$120,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $120,000 with +$2,000 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
11-50 Employees
Boston
$110,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $110,000
5-7 Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Boston
$115,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer (Web UI) reported a yearly salary of $115,000
1-3 Years of Experience
Female
500+ Employees
Boston
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