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New York

Software Engineer salary in New York

Average Base Salary in New York

$119,454
$13,099
Additional Cash Compensation
$132,553
Total Compensation
Median: $119K
Min: $60K
Max: $230K

How Much Does a Software Engineer Make in New York?

The average salary for a Software Engineer in New York is $119,454. The average additional cash compensation for a Software Engineer in New York is $13,099. The average total compensation for a Software Engineer in New York is $132,553. Software Engineer salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In NYC from anonymous Software Engineer employees in New York.

NYC by the numbers

3,389
Total number of Tech companies in NYC
121,593
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Software Engineer jobs in NYC
245

Software Engineer

Greater NYC Area
2 days 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

Greater NYC Area
3 days ago
+37
Envision and build a best-in-class platform for Attune. Work with our team to guide system design (API design, schema design, caching, etc). Own integrations with 3rd party services: carriers, policy administration services, and more. Own what you build holistically: API design, implementation, testing, deployment, etc.. Dig into our infrastructure needs where necessary (deployment, CI/CD, containerization).

Software Engineer

Greater NYC Area
1 week ago
+16
Software Engineers are involved throughout the product lifecycle, from idea generation, design, and prototyping to execution, and shipping. As a Software Engineer, you'll collaborate closely with technical and non-technical counterparts to understand our customers' problems and build products that solve them. We think the best way to understand what our users need is to meet them, so occasionally, you'll tour the assembly line at an auto manufacturer or join a counter-terror analyst at their desk to really understand their mission and their pain points. 

Software Engineer

Greater NYC Area
1 week ago
+19
At CB Insights, we build software that helps predict trends using data. As a Software Engineer at CB Insights you will be part of a self-motivated team that uses state-of-the-art technologies, writing quality code that ships often.

Software Engineer

Greater NYC Area
1 week ago
+29
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 - Data Services

Greater NYC Area
1 day 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, New Grad

Greater NYC Area
2 days ago
+16
Software Engineers at Palantir build software at scale to transform how organizations around the world use data. As a Software Engineer, you'll contribute high-quality code to Palantir Gotham or Palantir Foundry: products that are deployed to the most important institutions in the public and private sector. You'll build features used by research scientists, aerospace engineers, intelligence analysts, and economic forecasters, in countries around the world.

Software Engineer, Deployment Infrastructure

Greater NYC Area
2 days ago
+16
A World-Changing Company At Palantir, we’re passionate about building software that solves problems. We partner with the most important institutions in the world to transform how they use data and technology. Our software has been used to stop terrorist attacks, discover new medicines, gain an edge in global financial markets, and more. If these types of projects excite you, we'd love for you to join us. The Role The Deployment Infrastructure

Software Engineer Intern

Greater NYC Area
2 days ago
+19
Like building data-driven products? Mobile apps? Front-end data visualizations? APIs? Machine learning? We've got something for everyone. The CB Insights Full Stack Developer is a bit of a catch all title for most of our software engineering roles. From entry level to senior, we've got a home for you. From front-end mobile apps to back-end data aggregators, we're writing quality code. You can specialize here or work cross-functionally - whatever

Senior Software Engineer - Backend

Greater NYC Area
3 days ago
+19
Want to build a product that uses data to see and make sense of the future? If you are a passionate coder who wants to make an impact working on a product that clients love, we’d want to talk with you. At CB Insights, we build products that help clients make sense of the future and drive their businesses forward, using data. Our system retrieves large amounts of structured and unstructured data, uses scientific methods to extract knowledge and

Software Engineer in Test

Greater NYC Area
3 days ago
+31
Justworks is seeking a Software Engineer in Test (SET) to join our team. As a successful candidate, you have demonstrated the ability to build, deploy, and maintain complex web applications. You have worked within a service-oriented architecture and know how to separate data and functionality as necessary. You have a strong interest in software and systems testing. We work primarily in Ruby on Rails and JavaScript, but prior knowledge is not a requirement. You should have a deep understanding that goes beyond the ability to use these tools.

Software Engineer - Web Performance

Greater NYC Area
3 days ago
We’re looking for a Senior Web Engineer focused on performance with CDN & Front End Optimization expertise. We’re customer obsessed and one of the best ways to create an experience that users love it to optimize it for performance. This roles requires expertise in client-side optimizations across platforms which include HTML5, Javascript, HTTP/2, Network, CDN, Performance Measurement/Metrics, and browser idiosyncrasies.

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 $128,883 on average.

Software Engineer Salary by gender

The average Software Engineer salary for women is $113,589 and the average Software Engineer salary for men is $116,902.

Software Engineer Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Software Engineer with 7+ years of experience is $150,083. The average salary for <1 year of experience is $99,240.

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 $95,000
Min: $60K
Max: $139K
Salesforce Developer $104,850
Min: $76K
Max: $140K
Automation Engineer $105,737
Min: $70K
Max: $146K
Front End Developer $110,430
Min: $70K
Max: $167K
Android Developer $115,857
Min: $50K
Max: $200K
Software Engineer $119,454
Min: $60K
Max: $230K
QA Manager $120,300
Min: $84K
Max: $145K
Data Engineer $120,839
Min: $75K
Max: $185K
iOS Developer $124,652
Min: $83K
Max: $163K
Sales Engineer $126,974
Min: $60K
Max: $185K
DevOps Engineer $130,676
Min: $90K
Max: $170K
Security Engineer $132,324
Min: $93K
Max: $252K
Data Architect $135,217
Min: $85K
Max: $224K
Senior Software Engineer $150,565
Min: $110K
Max: $200K
Principal Software Engineer $151,833
Min: $126K
Max: $201K
Engineering Manager $171,900
Min: $95K
Max: $230K
Director of Software Engineering $190,762
Min: $154K
Max: $239K
Vice President of Engineering $228,842
Min: $172K
Max: $305K
CTO (Chief Technology Officer) $261,516
Min: $132K
Max: $426K

Skills that affect Software Engineer salaries in New York

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Javascript
30% have this skill
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Front-end
23% have this skill
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Java
21% have this skill
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Python
21% have this skill
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SQL
19% have this skill
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Node.js
15% have this skill

Recent Software Engineer salaries in New York

$120,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $120,000
3-5 Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
1-10 Employees
New York
$150,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $150,000
1-3 Years of Experience
Female
500+ Employees
New York
$128,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $128,000
1-3 Years of Experience
Female
500+ Employees
New York
$90,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $90,000
3-5 Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
New York
$130,000
Yearly Salary
A Engineer reported a yearly salary of $130,000
3-5 Years of Experience
Male
11-50 Employees
New York
$110,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $110,000 with +$10,000 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
New York
$135,000
Yearly Salary
A SDE reported a yearly salary of $135,000 with +$20,000 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
New York
$92,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $92,000
< 1 Year of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
New York
$137,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $137,000
5-7 Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
New York
$165,000
Yearly Salary
A SRE reported a yearly salary of $165,000 with +$65,000 in additional cash compensation
3-5 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?

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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?

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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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