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Software Engineer salary in Boston

Average Base Salary in Boston

$111,082
$9,910
Additional Cash Compensation
$120,992
Total Compensation
Median: $111K
Min: $75K
Max: $160K

How Much Does a Software Engineer Make in Boston?

The average salary for a Software Engineer in Boston is $111,082. The average additional cash compensation for a Software Engineer in Boston is $9,910. The average total compensation for a Software Engineer in Boston is $120,992. Software Engineer salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In Boston from anonymous Software Engineer employees in Boston.

Boston by the numbers

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Total number of Tech companies in Boston
64,351
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Software Engineer jobs in Boston

Software Engineer

Greater Boston Area
5 days ago
+44
Klaviyo is a Boston startup located right in the heart of downtown Boston. We craft software helping thousands of ecommerce companies to have engaging relationships with hundreds of millions of consumers. We love taking on tough engineering problems and look for full stack engineers who specialize in certain areas but are passionate about building, owning & scaling features end to end from scratch and breaking through any obstacle or technical challenge in their way. We push each other to move out of our comfort zone, learn new technologies and work hard to ensure each day is better than the last.

Software Engineer

Greater Boston Area
1 week ago
+23
Design, build, and maintain a highly scalable web analytics platform. Ensure that the platform meets business requirements and industry practices for security and privacy. Write queries/jobs/functions to feed and enhance the data pipeline. Recommend ways to improve data reliability, efficiency and quality. Integrate new technologies and software engineering tools into existing platform. Assist customer support team with analytics and software inquiries.

Software Engineer

Greater Boston Area
1 week ago
+34
Being hands-on in developing our products using best practices, appropriate tools and technologies. Working with cross functional collaborative teams, helping to clarify requirements at the onset of projects and suggesting different and relevant technical approaches. Highlighting areas for continuous improvement and driving their prioritization. Being proactive in suggesting new tools, technologies and ways of working.

Senior Endpoint Software Engineer

Greater Boston Area
3 days ago
+59
 Our VMWare+Carbon Black team is looking for Software Engineers with experience in Linux development, computer security, and development of enterprise-grade endpoint software systems.  Ideal candidates have experience developing code against posix on unix platforms writing code in C/C++ for endpoints as well as a passion to create a world class security product.  If you love computer security and digging into complex engineering challenges, then we want you on our team!

Endpoint Software Engineer

Waltham
3 days ago
+59
The ideal engineer will possess a solid understanding of C++ programming at both the application and system levels, with a proven and established habit of delivering high quality code in a professional context. Our team is very collaborative and we are looking for dynamic technical leaders who can work independently while supporting the needs of the team. If you are the kind of programmer who wants to grow technically while making a meaningful contribution to cutting edge software that does some good in the world, join VMware Carbon Black!

Embedded Software Engineer

Greater Boston Area
3 days ago
+27
PFF is hiring a passionate and experienced Embedded Software Engineer to join our engineering team. In this role you will bring your expertise in developing firmware and embedded linux platforms for embedded ARM processor devices to help gita® move and operate collaboratively with people. The Embedded Software Engineer will be a key contributor in the development and improvement of gita embedded software and as well as future new products.

Senior Software Engineer - Growth

Greater Boston Area
5 days ago
+35
As a Senior Software Engineer, you will leverage the latest technologies to solve challenging problems that will impact millions of users. You will collaborate with a team of talented engineers, break down complex problems, and implement robust and scalable solutions. You’ll experiment with new ideas, and find ways to delight users!

Principal Software Engineer - Growth

Greater Boston Area
5 days ago
+35
As a Senior Software Engineer, you will leverage the latest technologies to solve challenging problems that will impact millions of users. You will collaborate with a team of talented engineers, break down complex problems, and implement robust and scalable solutions. You’ll experiment with new ideas, and find ways to delight users!

Software Engineer - ExtJS / Java

Greater Boston Area
5 days ago
+26
Primary task is to write well designed, high quality, maintainable and robust code across full stack in ExtJS, Java 7, SQL. Perform support tasks and investigate production issues. Take active part in scrum meetings. Estimate task-related efforts for future development. Cooperate with QA, BA, DB departments as well as architects & offshore development teams (Belarus & India). Design unit & integration tests. Report on task progress.

Senior Software Engineer

Greater Boston Area
5 days ago
+47
Our engineers are changing history way beyond git rebase -i. The engineering team is involved in every step of the product cycle, working closely with many other teams (and our users!) to brainstorm and build solutions to education’s toughest problems. Sure, we have strong technical chops, but we make sure to constantly challenge ourselves and grow. From lunchtime guest talks and...

Senior System Software Engineer

Greater Boston Area
5 days ago
+44
Klaviyo is a Boston startup located right in the heart of downtown Boston. We craft software helping thousands of ecommerce companies to have engaging relationships with hundreds of millions of consumers. We love tackling tough engineering problems and look for full stack engineers who specialize in certain areas but are passionate about building, owning & scaling features end to end from scratch and breaking through any obstacle or technical challenge in their way. We push each other to move out of our comfort zone, learn new technologies and work hard to ensure each day is better than the last.

Lead System Software Engineer

Greater Boston Area
5 days ago
+44
Klaviyo is a Boston startup located right in the heart of downtown Boston. We craft software helping thousands of ecommerce companies to have engaging relationships with hundreds of millions of consumers. We love taking on tough engineering problems and look for full stack engineers who specialize in certain areas but are passionate about building, owning & scaling features end to end from scratch and breaking through any obstacle or technical challenge in their way. We push each other to move out of our comfort zone, learn new technologies and work hard to ensure each day is better than the last. Klaviyo is looking for Lead System Software Engineer to take the ownership of a product area and lead a team of engineers in building and maintaining the product area.

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 $113,626 and the average Software Engineer salary for men is $108,225.

Software Engineer Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Software Engineer with 7+ years of experience is $129,875. The average salary for <1 year of experience is $98,298.

Average Dev + Engineer salaries in Boston

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
QA Analyst $67,882
Min: $36K
Max: $90K
Software Test Engineer $96,000
Min: $68K
Max: $125K
QA Engineer $96,146
Min: $70K
Max: $161K
Junior Software Engineer $99,500
Min: $94K
Max: $105K
Front End Developer $101,080
Min: $62K
Max: $150K
Salesforce Developer $101,357
Min: $76K
Max: $110K
Automation Engineer $107,000
Min: $82K
Max: $158K
Software Engineer $111,082
Min: $75K
Max: $160K
Data Engineer $112,839
Min: $73K
Max: $165K
Android Developer $113,047
Min: $80K
Max: $163K
iOS Developer $114,700
Min: $77K
Max: $179K
Sales Engineer $115,011
Min: $55K
Max: $178K
Security Engineer $121,067
Min: $65K
Max: $156K
DevOps Engineer $122,309
Min: $85K
Max: $175K
Game Developer $124,000
Min: $124K
Max: $124K
Senior Software Engineer $131,262
Min: $90K
Max: $185K
Data Architect $131,342
Min: $80K
Max: $185K
Site Reliability Engineer $133,000
Min: $133K
Max: $133K
Hardware Engineer $135,000
Min: $135K
Max: $135K
Systems Engineer $137,000
Min: $137K
Max: $137K
Machine Learning Engineer $138,000
Min: $138K
Max: $138K
Database Administrator $142,000
Min: $142K
Max: $142K
Engineering Manager $146,347
Min: $109K
Max: $205K
QA Manager $147,875
Min: $136K
Max: $165K
Principal Software Engineer $160,764
Min: $110K
Max: $210K
Lead Software Engineer $165,000
Min: $165K
Max: $165K
Data Engineering Manager $172,000
Min: $172K
Max: $172K
Director of Software Engineering $180,438
Min: $155K
Max: $225K
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

1
Javascript
16% have this skill
2
SQL
14% have this skill
3
Front-end
12% have this skill
4
Java
10% have this skill
5
Amazon Web Services
10% have this skill
6
Node.js
9% have this skill

Recent Software Engineer salaries in Boston

$105,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $105,000 with +$10,000 in additional cash compensation
< 1 Year of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Boston
$125,000
Yearly Salary
A Java developer 2 reported a yearly salary of $125,000
3-5 Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Boston
$85,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $85,000
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Boston
$104,500
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $104,500 with +$9,500 in additional cash compensation
3-5 Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
Boston
$85,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $85,000
3-5 Years of Experience
Female
51-200 Employees
Boston
$80,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $80,000
3-5 Years of Experience
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11-50 Employees
Boston
1-5 Reports
$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
500+ Employees
Boston
$82,500
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $82,500 with +$3,000 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Boston
$117,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $117,000 with +$20,000 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Boston
$127,680
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $127,680 with +$15,312 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
Boston
1-5 Reports
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