2019 Software Engineer Salary NYC | Built In NYC
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Art Director
Automation Engineer
Brand Manager
Budget Analyst
Business Analyst
Business Development Manager
Business Development Representative
Business Intelligence Analyst
Business Intelligence Developer
Business Intelligence Manager
CCO (Chief Creative Officer)
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Client Success Manager
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COO (Chief Operating Officer)
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Creative Director
CRO (Chief Revenue Officer)
CTO (Chief Technology Officer)
Customer Support Manager
Customer Support Rep
Data Analyst
Data Architect
Data Engineer
Data Scientist
Design Director
Desktop Support
DevOps Engineer
Digital Marketing Manager
Director of Analytics
Director of Customer Success
Director of Marketing
Director of Operations
Director of Product Management
Director of Software Engineering
Editor
Email Marketing Manager
Engineering Manager
Event Planner
Finance Director
Financial Analyst
Front End Developer
HR Coordinator
HR Director
HR Manager
HR Specialist
Implementation Manager
Implementation Specialist
Inside Sales Manager
Inside Sales Representative
iOS Developer
Marketing Associate
Marketing Coordinator
Marketing Manager
Marketing Operations Manager
Office Manager
Operations Associate
Operations Manager
PR Manager
PR Specialist
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Product Analyst
Product Designer
Product Manager
Product Marketing Manager
Product Owner
Project Coordinator
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QA Analyst
QA Engineer
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SEO Manager
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New York
New York

Software Engineer salary in New York

Average Base Salary in New York

$118,816
$13,355
Additional Cash Compensation
$132,171
Total Compensation
Median: $119K
Min: $70K
Max: $230K

How Much Does a Software Engineer Make in New York?

The average salary for a Software Engineer in New York is $118,816. The average additional cash compensation for a Software Engineer in New York is $13,355. The average total compensation for a Software Engineer in New York is $132,171. Software Engineer salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In NYC from anonymous Software Engineer employees in New York.

NYC by the numbers

3,275
Total number of Tech companies in NYC
107,141
Total number of tech users on Built In NYC
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NYC Companies with the Highest Dev + Engineer Salaries

+30
Cloud, Software
Automotive, Marketing Tech
+20
Mobile, Software

Software Engineer Salary ranges

The most common Software Engineer salary in New York is between $120k - $130k.

Average Software Engineer Salary by Company Size

People with the job title Software Engineer make the most at companies with 201-500 employees, earning $134,925 on average.

Software Engineer Salary by gender

The average Software Engineer salary for women is $113,862 and the average Software Engineer salary for men is $114,452.

Software Engineer Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Software Engineer with 7+ years of experience is $156,800. The average salary for <1 year of experience is $98,000.

Average Dev + Engineer salaries in New York

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
QA Analyst $80,077
Min: $67K
Max: $97K
Software Test Engineer $93,150
Min: $65K
Max: $113K
QA Engineer $94,029
Min: $60K
Max: $139K
Salesforce Developer $104,850
Min: $76K
Max: $140K
Automation Engineer $107,611
Min: $70K
Max: $146K
Front End Developer $108,583
Min: $70K
Max: $167K
Software Engineer $118,816
Min: $70K
Max: $230K
Android Developer $120,059
Min: $89K
Max: $200K
QA Manager $120,300
Min: $84K
Max: $145K
Data Engineer $120,306
Min: $75K
Max: $185K
iOS Developer $122,714
Min: $83K
Max: $163K
Sales Engineer $127,412
Min: $60K
Max: $185K
DevOps Engineer $130,500
Min: $90K
Max: $170K
Security Engineer $132,324
Min: $93K
Max: $252K
Data Architect $135,217
Min: $85K
Max: $224K
Principal Software Engineer $151,833
Min: $126K
Max: $201K
Senior Software Engineer $153,311
Min: $120K
Max: $200K
Engineering Manager $173,661
Min: $138K
Max: $230K
Director of Software Engineering $192,235
Min: $154K
Max: $239K
Vice President of Engineering $235,688
Min: $175K
Max: $305K
CTO (Chief Technology Officer) $262,400
Min: $132K
Max: $426K

Software Engineer jobs in NYC
255

Software Engineer

Greater NYC Area
4 days ago
+21
Teachable is looking for a Full-Stack or Back-End software engineer. We're a small, tight-knit team of smart people who like to get a lot done with minimal overhead. We collaborate on roadmap, design, and architecture, and are on a mission to revolutionize education. As a Software Engineer, you'll work directly on a system that impacts thousands of instructors and millions of students. You will work to create beautiful systems that are robustly designed to meet the needs of a massively growing user base.

Software Engineer

Greater NYC Area
1 week ago
+21
You will work on our team of Angular developers, learning to build and test frontend apps in collaboration with our product team. You have experience with writing clean, reusable, and testable Javascript and CSS. Experience with React is a bonus along with using a framework like Angular, Backbone, or Ember. Some experience with unit and integration testing is also a plus. You will participate in designing and implementing a number of server side services to ingest, organize, analyze and present real estate data. We use Java and Python, so experience with these languages is helpful. Some experience with Golang, MongoDB or AWS is also useful.

Software Engineer

Greater NYC Area
1 week ago
+15
Build core products that serve the unique needs of all the players in the freight transportation sector—national retail chains, trucking companies, dispatchers, and many more. Scale our existing apps to new user types and capabilities. Design and build our API. Write tests (unit, integration, and end-to-end), and constantly seek to improve code quality. Communicate clearly and directly with designers, product managers, and operations, both in the office and remotely.

Software Engineer

Greater NYC Area
2 weeks ago
+19
As a Frontend Engineer at CB Insights you will be part of a cross-disciplinary self-motivated team with clear ownership and passion to form the future using state-of-the-art technologies writing quality code that ships often. Our Front-End/UI software engineers work with JavaScript (React, Redux), HTML, CSS, Webpack and other technologies to build coherent and dynamic user interfaces that makes deep insights comprehensible to our users.

Software Engineer

Greater NYC Area
2 weeks ago
We’re looking for Software Engineers to help us continue building out our product and services. Our team works in an agile environment running two-week sprints that culminate with demos of features in progress. You will work alongside engineers from the top universities and tech companies in the world, hands-on with the code from day one. 

Software Engineer in Test

Greater NYC Area
20 hours ago
+22
WW is looking for candidates to help change people’s lives. We are a global wellness technology company inspiring millions of people to adopt healthy habits for real life. We do this through engaging digital experiences, face-to-face workshops and sustainable programs that encompass healthy eating, physical activity and positive mindset. By drawing on over five decades of experience and expertise in behavioral science, we build communities in

Software Engineer (Front End)

Greater NYC Area
20 hours ago
+22
WW is looking for candidates to help change people's lives. We are a global wellness technology company inspiring millions of people to adopt healthy habits for real life. We do this through engaging digital experiences, face-to-face workshops and sustainable programs that encourage people to move more, shift their mindset and eat healthier while enjoying the foods they love. By drawing on over five decades of experience and expertise in

Software Engineer - Data Services

Greater NYC Area
22 hours ago
Discovery Digital Media is looking for a Software Engineer to join our Data Services team implementing applications and tools within our data pipeline. These applications consume a massive amount of event data from our client applications and other origins. This is a fantastic opportunity to help solve complex but interesting scalability, performance and resiliency problems as they relate to...

Software Engineer II, Web

Greater NYC Area
22 hours ago
This is a fantastic opportunity to help solve complex but interesting scalability, performance and availability problems for products consumed by millions of users each day! You will have the opportunity to work with a suite of great technologies and in a highly collaborative environment where the engineers get together on a quarterly basis in NY to problem solve major business challenges.

iOS Software Engineer

Greater NYC Area
3 days ago
+21
You are an experienced developer who is passionate about creating a fantastic home search experience. You want to make your mark and help shape one of NYC's fastest-growing startups. You feel that it is critical that your voice is heard in product and business decisions. You're active in the open-source community and some of your work is available in the App Store. You have strong opinions on code structure and modularization. You are a great listener, communicator, and collaborator. You take care to understand before making yourself understood.

Sr Software Engineer, iOS

Greater NYC Area
4 days ago
+24
Design, implement, deliver, and test awesome iOS applications while understanding our products from both a technical and business perspective in the context of our larger business. Communicate with leadership, product owners, other technologists and users to create working software based on an understanding of business and technical priorities. Break down complex problems into elegant technical solutions to intelligently solve problems for GrubHub and Seamless brands. Actively contribute to the adoption of strong software architecture, development best practices and new technologies. We are always improving the process of building software; we’ll need your help to do that.

Senior Software Engineer

Greater NYC Area
4 days ago
+21
Teachable is looking for a Senior Back-End software engineer. We're a small, tight-knit team of smart people who like to get a lot done with minimal overhead. We collaborate on roadmap, design, architecture, and are driven by a mission to inspire people all over the world to teach what they love. As a senior member of our team, you will be critical in leading strategy on a system that impacts thousands of instructors and millions of students. As our team continues to grow your experience will be essential in ensuring that we maintain our targets as well as a consistent engineering culture. You will define what is possible as well as the best course of action to achieve it, driving the progression of our stack and our team at large.

Skills that affect Software Engineer salaries in New York

1
Javascript
34% have this skill
2
Front-end
25% have this skill
3
Python
20% have this skill
4
Java
20% have this skill
5
SQL
17% have this skill
6
Node.js
15% have this skill

Recent Software Engineer salaries in New York

$120,000
Yearly Salary
A Analyst reported a yearly salary of $120,000 with +$30,000 in additional cash compensation
< 1 Year of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
New York
$137,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $137,000 with +$15,000 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
New York
$160,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $160,000 with +$70,000 in additional cash compensation
5-7 Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
New York
$110,000
Yearly Salary
A Technology Analyst reported a yearly salary of $110,000 with +$20,000 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
New York
1-5 Reports
$132,802
Yearly Salary
A Platform development engineer reported a yearly salary of $132,802 with +$5,667 in additional cash compensation
5-7 Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
New York
$95,000
Yearly Salary
A Associate reported a yearly salary of $95,000 with +$15,000 in additional cash compensation
5-7 Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
New York
$106,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $106,000 with +$10,000 in additional cash compensation
< 1 Year of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
New York
$115,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $115,000 with +$20,000 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
New York
$95,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $95,000 with +$10,000 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
New York
$82,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $82,000 with +$6,000 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
New York

Frequently Asked Questions

Q.

Are software engineers in demand in NYC?

A.

Yes. With $13 billion in investment, NYC is second only to Silicon Valley as the world's highest performing tech ecosystem, according to Startup Genome's "Global Startup Ecosystem Report 2018." Talented software engineers and developers are in high demand.

Q.

What does a software engineer do in NYC?

A.

NYC is a major hub for digital media, fintech, robotics, retail, health tech and cybersecurity. Full-stack software engineers are in particular demand.

Q.

How do I become a software engineer in NYC?

A.

You don't need a computer science degree to become a software engineer. Companies like the NYC-based Codeacademy, for example, provides immersive interactive courses in all the major programming languages. While any software engineer needs a strong foundation in coding, critical thinking and problem solving skills are the true keys to success.

Q.

Which languages should a software engineer in NYC know?

A.

According to Stack Overflow, the top five most popular programming languages in NYC are Python, Java, Nod.JS and Ruby. Check out the Built In NYC job board to find companies hiring developers with these skills

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