Software Engineer salary in Boston

Average Base Salary in Boston

$112,430
$9,846
Additional Cash Compensation
$122,276
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 $112,430. The average additional cash compensation for a Software Engineer in Boston is $9,846. The average total compensation for a Software Engineer in Boston is $122,276. Software Engineer salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In from anonymous Software Engineer employees in Boston.

Boston by the numbers

2,603
Total number of Tech companies in Boston
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Total number of tech users on Built In Boston
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Software Engineer jobs in Boston

Software Engineer

Greater Boston Area
4 days ago
+33
We are looking for 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. The current suite of projects are implemented in Go and will be open-sourced. 

Staff Software Engineer Merchandising

Greater Boston Area
46 minutes ago
+50
Our Opportunity                                        Chewy is growing! We’re looking for a strong Staff Software Engineer to join our team developing world class Merchandising Platforms. Chewy is THE go-to online shopping destination for all things pet and we are continuously striving to delight pet parents with a seamless experience across our platforms. Do you enjoy working in an fast paced environment, solving complex technical problems and

Software Engineer, B2B Products

Cambridge
5 hours ago
+51
Car shopping is complicated. At CarGurus, we use data and technology to make it simple, giving people the tools they need to confidently find, buy, finance, or sell a car. The best part? Our work makes a real impact. We’re the most-visited car-shopping site in the US and we are growing fast in our international markets. Ready to come along for the ride? Our B2B product engineering team, Dealer Solutions, is looking for a Software Engineer to join

Software Engineer (Data Science)

Greater Boston Area
15 hours ago
+58
Our data science team takes ideas from inception to new machine learning-powered features that ship to our hundreds of thousands of users. You’ll be central to creating features that help our customers learn and grow from their data. For this role, we’re looking for people who have developed split brains--software engineers who have become great at writing machine learning code or data scientists who have become great software developers.

Recruiting Manager- Software Engineering

Greater Boston Area
2 days ago
+50
Our Opportunity: Chewy is looking for a Recruiting Manager to join our Software Engineering Talent Acquisition team in Boston, MA. This individual will partner with key stakeholders to identify top talent for our rapidly growing e-commerce business. This role acts as a full-cycle recruiter who understands how to source quickly and creatively, while always keeping candidate experience top of mind.  Senior Technical Recruiters are responsible for

Senior Software Engineer - Giftcards

Greater Boston Area
3 days ago
+50
Chewy is looking for a Senior Software Engineer for our Giftcard team in Boston, MA. This individual will work to build our internal Giftcard Systems ecosystem.  You’ll create intuitive and natural interfaces for our internal Leadership Teams to help them manage the Giftcard business. This new feature from our Payments org is set to be Chewy's next billion dollar line of business! 

Principal Software Engineer, Labs

Cambridge
3 days ago
+51
The CarGurus Labs team is looking for skilled a Principal Software Engineer to work on exciting new projects in the automotive space. These projects tend to have longer time horizons due to their challenging and exploratory nature. As such, an interest in rapid experimentation and iteration is a core attribute for successful team members.

Senior Software Engineer

Greater Boston Area
4 days ago
+55
Now, more than ever, the Toast team is committed to our customers. We’re taking steps to help restaurants navigate these unprecedented times with technology, resources, and community. Our focus is on building the restaurant platform that helps restaurants adapt, take control, and get back to what they do best: building the businesses they love. And because our technology is purpose-built for restaurants, by restaurant people, restaurants can

UI Software Engineer-268006

Greater Boston Area
4 days ago
+52
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Primary Location  MA-Boston Full-time / Part-time  Full-time Employee Status  Regular Overtime Status  Exempt Job Type  Experienced Travel  Yes, 5 % of the Time Shift  Day Job Job Sensitivity Tier II [email protected]/No [email protected]   FedNow Frontend UI Developer The Federal Reserve is developing a new interbank 24x7x365 real-time gross settlement (RTGS) service with integrated clearing functionality,

Software Engineering Analyst

Greater Boston Area
4 days ago
+19
Apply your technical expertise in a unique role working with a variety of software (and related) industry clients. Supportive and team-oriented environment!

Junior Software Engineering Consultant

Greater Boston Area
4 days ago
+19
Apply your technical expertise in a unique role working with a variety of software (and related) industry clients. Supportive and team-oriented environment!

Software Engineer, Consumer

Cambridge
5 days ago
+51
Work in a cross-functional team with data analysts, product managers, and of course other engineers. Participate in whiteboard sessions and design conversations on engineering the best solution to the challenges at hand. Test out new ideas with novel and quick experiments. Write clean, well-tested, and efficient code. Iterate rapidly and deploy changes daily. Collaborate with and be mentored by highly talented engineers. Have fun!

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 $115,029 on average.

Software Engineer Salary by gender

The average Software Engineer salary for women is $113,905 and the average Software Engineer salary for men is $110,562.

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 $97,627.

Average Dev + Engineer salaries in Boston

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
QA Analyst $67,882
Min: $36K
Max: $90K
Junior Software Engineer $93,096
Min: $70K
Max: $126K
QA Engineer $97,567
Min: $70K
Max: $161K
Front End Developer $101,339
Min: $62K
Max: $175K
Salesforce Developer $101,357
Min: $76K
Max: $110K
Automation Engineer $105,091
Min: $75K
Max: $170K
Software Test Engineer $112,285
Min: $68K
Max: $175K
Software Engineer $112,498
Min: $45K
Max: $200K
Sales Engineer $114,602
Min: $55K
Max: $178K
Android Developer $115,157
Min: $80K
Max: $163K
iOS Developer $115,273
Min: $77K
Max: $179K
Systems Engineer $118,888
Min: $70K
Max: $185K
Data Engineer $119,656
Min: $73K
Max: $180K
Security Engineer $121,347
Min: $65K
Max: $170K
Game Developer $124,000
Min: $124K
Max: $124K
DevOps Engineer $124,131
Min: $85K
Max: $175K
Hardware Engineer $125,875
Min: $96K
Max: $168K
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 $134,359
Min: $90K
Max: $290K
Data Architect $137,413
Min: $80K
Max: $190K
QA Manager $137,688
Min: $108K
Max: $165K
Lead Software Engineer $144,714
Min: $80K
Max: $180K
Engineering Manager $152,718
Min: $109K
Max: $284K
Data Engineering Manager $157,000
Min: $113K
Max: $200K
Principal Software Engineer $163,642
Min: $100K
Max: $280K
Director of Software Engineering $186,801
Min: $140K
Max: $308K
CTO (Chief Technology Officer) $190,886
Min: $90K
Max: $260K
Vice President of Engineering $199,818
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
10% have this skill
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Java
9% have this skill
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Python
9% have this skill
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Amazon Web Services
8% have this skill

Recent Software Engineer salaries in 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
$80,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $80,000
1-3 Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
51-200 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
$90,000
Yearly Salary
A Software engineer reported a yearly salary of $90,000 with +$2,000 in additional cash compensation
< 1 Year of Experience
Female
11-50 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
11-50 Employees
Boston
$81,900
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $81,900 with +$5,500 in additional cash compensation
3-5 Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
1,000+ Employees
Boston
$90,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior Associate Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $90,000
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
1,000+ Employees
Boston
$85,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $85,000 with +$5,000 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
< 1 Year of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Boston
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