Software Engineer salary in Boston

Average Base Salary in Boston

$112,334
$9,951
Additional Cash Compensation
$122,285
Total Compensation
Median: $112K
Min: $45K
Max: $200K

How Much Does a Software Engineer Make in Boston?

The average salary for a Software Engineer in Boston is $112,334. The average additional cash compensation for a Software Engineer in Boston is $9,951. The average total compensation for a Software Engineer in Boston is $122,285. Software Engineer salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In from anonymous Software Engineer employees in Boston.

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Total number of Tech companies in Boston
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Software Engineer jobs in Boston

Software Engineer

Greater Boston Area
5 days ago
+42
LogRocket’s Engineering team is responsible for architecting and building the system that processes millions of events per day for LogRocket, our service for understanding frontend issues, along with a host of other tools, systems and applications that power our business’s growth day to day. As we continue to grow the company >100% year over year, we have a lot of interesting and complex challenges to solve across our stack and in a variety of different domains (some examples below). To support this growth, we are looking for strong, multi-disciplinary engineers to help us continue building a best-in-class product and team. If you’re looking to make meaningful contributions to a rapidly growing startup, we’d love to discuss some of the problems we’re working on with you and see if there’s a mutual fit!

Senior Software Engineer

Greater Boston Area
2 weeks ago
+42
LogRocket’s Engineering team is responsible for architecting and building the system that processes millions of events per day for LogRocket, our service for understanding frontend issues, along with a host of other tools, systems and applications that power our business’s growth day to day.

Software Engineer

Greater Boston Area
5 days ago
+50
Chewy is seeking a Software Engineer to join our team in Boston, MA. The expectations of the prospective candidate will be the design, development, testing, implementation, and support of applications and related integrations. In this role, the ideal candidate will engage in iterative development, testing, and make contributions to the growth and development of one of Chewy’s fastest growing areas. This energetic individual will partner with both technical and business teams on multiple initiatives and collaborate to deliver new features and enhancements.  

Software Engineer

Greater Boston Area
5 days ago
+50
Chewy is seeking a Software Engineer to join our team in Boston, MA. The expectations of the prospective candidate will be the design, development, testing, implementation, and support of applications and related integrations. In this role, the ideal candidate will engage in iterative development, testing, and make contributions to the growth and development of one of Chewy’s fastest growing areas. This energetic individual will partner with both technical and business teams on multiple initiatives and collaborate to deliver new features and enhancements.  

Software Engineer

Greater Boston Area
1 week ago
+33
We are looking for intellectually curious Software Engineers to play an important role in the development and implementation of Algorand’s blockchain and cryptocurrency products. Your ideas and your innovation will help shape the new blockchain and cryptocurrency ecosystem of tomorrow. Our Engineers are generalists, but with interest and focus on infrastructure, our core protocol, and distributed computing. We currently work in Go (https://golang.org/), and our projects are open-sourced. This is an opportunity for someone who is genuinely excited by new technologies and has a passion for building products that will serve millions of users. You will be working on a fast-paced, rapidly growing, high-profile project with a significant opportunity for industry-level impact on emerging blockchain and cryptocurrency technologies. Our state-of-the-art headquarters is located in Boston, Mass. and has been updated with all of the latest safety features. We love to work with New England talent and relocate people to the area; however, we are happy to talk to candidates across the United States to discuss remote opportunities. 

Sr. Software Engineer

Greater Boston Area
17 minutes ago
+31
Hi Marley is a purpose-driven SaaS platform built for the insurance industry by people who know and love insurance. Designed to enhance customer trust and loyalty, Hi Marley enables hassle-free communication between the policyholder, insurance carrier and partners through a conversation SMS platform helping delight policyholders and achieve faster time to resolution. The platform uses industry-leading analytics to generate meaningful insights -

VP, Software Engineering - Autoship

Greater Boston Area
17 minutes ago
+50
Our Opportunity: Chewy is hiring an Engineering VP to lead our Autoship team in Boston, MA. The Autoship team is responsible for Chewy’s subscription based delivery business that strives to help pet parents effortlessly receive everything they need to care for their pets. This includes the customer facing functionality on Chewy.com as well as the backend services that ensures on-time delivery of each customer’s subscription along with full

Software Engineer- Supply Chain

Greater Boston Area
17 minutes ago
+50
Our Opportunity: Chewy is looking for a Software Engineer to join the Supply Chain Technology organization in Boston, MA. This engineer will help develop and execute the services and functions for their team, and thereby help Chewy to accelerate technological growth and reach new customers. This is a high visibility and high impact role with influence that cuts across all of Chewy’s technology organization. The supply chain technology

Software Engineer - Supply Chain

Greater Boston Area
17 minutes ago
+50
Our Opportunity: Chewy is looking for a Software Engineer to join the Supply Chain Technology organization in Boston, MA. This engineer will help develop and execute the services and functions for their team, and thereby help Chewy to accelerate technological growth and reach new customers. This is a high visibility and high impact role with influence that cuts across all of Chewy’s technology organization. The supply chain technology

Software Engineer, Growth Engineering

Greater Boston Area
4 hours ago
+58
The Growth team at Klaviyo is focused on improving the early experience of Klaviyo for new customers. We work diligently to improve the rate at which customers are successfully setting up their Klaviyo account and gaining value from the platform. Engineers on the Growth team use data to discover opportunities for improvement, implement A/B tests to validate ideas, and work across the product to iteratively improve UX and reduce confusion for new customers. We are looking for great generalist software engineers that have an interest in or experience with growing a user-base and building a great customer onboarding pipeline.

Principal Software Engineer - Fintech

Remote
4 hours ago
+55
Our team is responsible for processing credit card payments on behalf of our restaurants. Our system is a set of Java Dropwizard services deployed to AWS, interacting with thousands of Android tablets using modern payments hardware, as well as with partners through our API. Payment processing is a key source of Toast’s revenue and also the lifeblood of our customers’ business: we process multiple millions of dollars in transactions every day. We are looking for a Staff Software Engineer to join our team as we scale our systems to meet future demands.

Staff Software Engineer - Fintech

Remote
4 hours ago
+55
Our team is responsible for processing credit card payments on behalf of our restaurants. Our system is a set of Java Dropwizard services deployed to AWS, interacting with thousands of Android tablets using modern payments hardware, as well as with partners through our API. Payment processing is a key source of Toast’s revenue and also the lifeblood of our customers’ business: we process multiple millions of dollars in transactions every day. We are looking for a Staff Software Engineer to join our team as we scale our systems to meet future demands.

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 51-200 employees, earning $114,805 on average.

Software Engineer Salary by gender

The average Software Engineer salary for women is $114,072 and the average Software Engineer salary for men is $110,377.

Software Engineer Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Software Engineer with 7+ years of experience is $132,500. The average salary for <1 year of experience is $97,740.

Average Dev + Engineer salaries in Boston

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
QA Analyst $67,882
Min: $36K
Max: $90K
Junior Software Engineer $91,944
Min: $70K
Max: $126K
QA Engineer $97,567
Min: $70K
Max: $161K
Front End Developer $101,198
Min: $62K
Max: $175K
Salesforce Developer $101,357
Min: $76K
Max: $110K
Automation Engineer $103,375
Min: $75K
Max: $170K
Software Engineer $112,334
Min: $45K
Max: $200K
Sales Engineer $114,602
Min: $55K
Max: $178K
Software Test Engineer $114,795
Min: $68K
Max: $175K
Android Developer $115,157
Min: $80K
Max: $163K
iOS Developer $115,273
Min: $77K
Max: $179K
Data Engineer $118,520
Min: $73K
Max: $180K
Systems Engineer $118,888
Min: $70K
Max: $185K
Hardware Engineer $121,300
Min: $96K
Max: $168K
Security Engineer $121,347
Min: $65K
Max: $170K
Game Developer $124,000
Min: $124K
Max: $124K
DevOps Engineer $124,515
Min: $85K
Max: $175K
Site Reliability Engineer $126,000
Min: $110K
Max: $135K
Machine Learning Engineer $128,167
Min: $107K
Max: $144K
Database Administrator $128,500
Min: $115K
Max: $142K
Senior Software Engineer $134,500
Min: $90K
Max: $290K
Data Architect $137,413
Min: $80K
Max: $190K
QA Manager $137,688
Min: $108K
Max: $165K
Lead Software Engineer $147,310
Min: $80K
Max: $180K
Engineering Manager $153,337
Min: $109K
Max: $284K
Data Engineering Manager $157,000
Min: $113K
Max: $200K
Principal Software Engineer $163,867
Min: $100K
Max: $280K
Director of Software Engineering $185,721
Min: $140K
Max: $308K
CTO (Chief Technology Officer) $190,886
Min: $90K
Max: $260K
Vice President of Engineering $199,824
Min: $120K
Max: $272K

Skills that affect Software Engineer salaries in Boston

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Javascript
15% have this skill
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SQL
13% have this skill
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Front-end
11% have this skill
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Python
10% have this skill
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Java
10% have this skill
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Amazon Web Services
9% have this skill

Recent Software Engineer salaries in Boston

$90,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $90,000
3-5 Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
51-200 Employees
Boston
$92,500
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $92,500 with +$4,625 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
1,000+ Employees
Boston
$90,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $90,000 with +$5,000 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
1,000+ Employees
Boston
1-5 Reports
$100,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $100,000
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
Boston
$132,500
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $132,500 with +$10,000 in additional cash compensation
3-5 Years of Experience
Male
1,000+ Employees
Boston
1-5 Reports
$120,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $120,000 with +$5,000 in additional cash compensation
3-5 Years of Experience
Female
201-500 Employees
Boston
$95,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Developer Contractor reported a yearly salary of $95,000 with +$9,500 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
11-50 Employees
Boston
$86,700
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $86,700 with +$6,500 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
11-50 Employees
Boston
$115,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Development Engineer reported a yearly salary of $115,000 with +$50,000 in additional cash compensation
3-5 Years of Experience
Male
1,000+ Employees
Boston
$88,800
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $88,800 with +$8,880 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
1-10 Employees
Boston
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