Software Engineer salary in Los Angeles

Average Base Salary in Los Angeles

$127,142
$18,507
Additional Cash Compensation
$145,649
Total Compensation
Median: $127K
Min: $75K
Max: $225K

How Much Does a Software Engineer Make in Los Angeles?

The average salary for a Software Engineer in Los Angeles is $127,142. The average additional cash compensation for a Software Engineer in Los Angeles is $18,507. The average total compensation for a Software Engineer in Los Angeles is $145,649. Software Engineer salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In Los Angeles from anonymous Software Engineer employees in Los Angeles.

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DevOps Engineer
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Director of Analytics
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Email Marketing Manager
Engineering Manager
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Finance Director
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Software Engineer jobs in Los Angeles

Senior Frontend Software Engineer

Greater LA Area
4 days ago
+24
WELL is a patient communication infrastructure for healthcare. We enable enterprise health systems, private practices, and vendors to conduct seamless conversations with patients across multiple channels — including texting, email, telephone, and live chat.  With WELL, patients receive all of their healthcare communication from one trusted source — their provider. The platform empowers service representatives to converse with patients in real

Back-End Software Engineer

Orange County
1 week ago
+45
Designing, developing, testing, debugging and deploying applications and reports using various technologies. Writing complex SQL queries. Need to be able to easily switch between technologies. Solving complex performance problems, architectural challenges and production issues. Working with product owners, QA engineers and fellow engineers. Following organization processes and procedures. Ad-hoc duties as needed.

Senior Backend Software Engineer

Greater LA Area
1 week ago
+24
WELL is a patient communication infrastructure for healthcare. We enable enterprise health systems, private practices, and vendors to conduct seamless conversations with patients across multiple channels — including texting, email, telephone, and live chat.  With WELL, patients receive all of their healthcare communication from one trusted source — their provider. The platform empowers service representatives to converse with patients in real

Software Engineer - Backend (LA)

Santa Monica
1 week ago
+39
 Route is looking for backend software engineers for its identity management platform. These team members are building a next gen platform for authenticating and managing the identity and connections between the various user types in the Route platform. They will be influencing the design of APIs and services throughout the engineering organization. As part of a team providing core system functionality that other engineers will build upon, we are looking for engineers who can not only tackle tough technical problems, but also collaborate and evangelize best practices across teams. We value engineers who can bring fresh ideas and are willing to own solving problems all the way to a solution. They need to be comfortable working in a fast paced startup culture where there is tremendous opportunity and the change that comes with it.

Principal Software Engineer - Extensibility

Greater LA Area
1 week ago
+24
As a Principal Backend Engineer on our Extensibility and Experience team, you’ll enable our customers to dynamically customize and extend the Procore Platform to fit each of their projects’ unique needs. You’ll drive immediate and long-term strategic direction for major parts of the technology stack by identifying critical areas based on future growth and collaborating with Product, QA, UX, and other groups to develop roadmaps and tackle initiatives. If you’re a strong leader with proven experience evaluating industry best-of-class technical approaches—we have a spot for you on our team.

Senior Manager, Software Engineering

Greater LA Area
1 week ago
+24
As a Senior Manager, Software Engineering on our Foundational Services team, you’ll lead a group focused on platform features for enterprise security. You’ll partner cross-functionally with our Platform, Applications, Infrastructure, IT Security, Compliance, and Product teams to translate the voice of our customers into user needs and platform enhancements. 

Principal Software Engineer - Documents

Greater LA Area
1 week ago
+24
As a Principal Software Engineer on our Documents team, you’ll enable our customers to manage enterprise-level document management and control. You’ll design and implement a system to link millions of documents to both internal and external applications, clients, and services. In collaboration with Product, QA, UX, and other teams, you’ll identify critical areas, develop roadmaps, and drive immediate and long-term strategic direction for major parts of the technology stack. If you’re a strong leader with proven experience evaluating industry best-of-class technical approaches—we have a spot for you on our team.

Principal Software Engineer - Documents

Remote
1 week ago
+24
As a Principal Software Engineer on our Documents team, you’ll enable our customers to manage enterprise-level document management and control. You’ll design and implement a system to link millions of documents to both internal and external applications, clients, and services. In collaboration with Product, QA, UX, and other teams, you’ll identify critical areas, develop roadmaps, and drive immediate and long-term strategic direction for major parts of the technology stack. If you’re a strong leader with proven experience evaluating industry best-of-class technical approaches—we have a spot for you on our team.

Senior Manager, Software Engineering

Remote
1 week ago
+24
What if you could use your engineering skills to develop a solution that impacts the way communities’ hospitals, homes, sports stadiums, and schools across the world are built? Construction impacts the lives of nearly everyone in the world, and yet it’s also one of the world’s least digitized industries, not to mention one of the most dangerous. That’s why we’re looking for a talented Senior Manager, Software Engineering to join Procore’s journey

Principal Software Engineer - Extensibility

Remote
1 week ago
+24
What if you could use your technology skills to develop a product that impacts the way communities’ hospitals, homes, sports stadiums, and schools across the world are built? Construction impacts the lives of nearly everyone in the world, and yet it’s also one of the world’s least digitized industries, not to mention one of the most dangerous. That’s why we’re looking for a talented Principal Backend Engineer to join Procore’s journey to

Senior Software Engineer

El Segundo
1 week ago
+24
Build scalable services to ingest security and network data. Bring all your creativity and engineering skills to help us simplify security for our users. Collaborate with UX experts, product managers and the rest of our diverse and passionate organization to build the best experience possible for our customers in an agile and flexible environment.

Software Engineer II

El Segundo
1 week ago
+24
Join the SecOps software revolution at Rapid7, building amazing user experiences with the latest technologies. As a member of the InsightVM team in Los Angeles, California you will work on security analytics and data visualizations. We seek self-organized, highly motivated team members passionate about solving difficult problems and making a difference. The ideal candidate is a passionate problem solver with a desire to learn and work with highly motivated teams in a collaborative environment. Experience with back end development, agile process, AWS technologies, and the security industry are strong plusses.

Software Engineer Salary ranges

The most common Software Engineer salary in Los Angeles is between $120k - $130k.

Average Software Engineer Salary by Company Size

People with the job title Software Engineer make the most at companies with 1-10 employees, earning $150,000 on average.

Software Engineer Salary by gender

The average Software Engineer salary for women is $126,506 and the average Software Engineer salary for men is $125,061.

Software Engineer Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Software Engineer with 7+ years of experience is $162,408. The average salary for <1 year of experience is $103,750.

Average Dev + Engineer salaries in Los Angeles

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
QA Analyst $75,684
Min: $49K
Max: $175K
Salesforce Developer $91,933
Min: $76K
Max: $114K
Software Test Engineer $95,107
Min: $55K
Max: $140K
Automation Engineer $97,267
Min: $73K
Max: $145K
Front End Developer $98,681
Min: $55K
Max: $180K
Junior Software Engineer $101,750
Min: $70K
Max: $155K
QA Engineer $103,341
Min: $70K
Max: $185K
Sales Engineer $116,297
Min: $77K
Max: $166K
Security Engineer $116,365
Min: $85K
Max: $185K
DevOps Engineer $121,040
Min: $45K
Max: $180K
iOS Developer $124,242
Min: $80K
Max: $170K
Data Engineer $125,053
Min: $72K
Max: $234K
Software Engineer $127,142
Min: $75K
Max: $225K
Android Developer $127,167
Min: $90K
Max: $200K
Systems Engineer $129,500
Min: $102K
Max: $140K
Hardware Engineer $131,000
Min: $131K
Max: $131K
Game Developer $135,000
Min: $135K
Max: $135K
Site Reliability Engineer $136,000
Min: $130K
Max: $142K
QA Manager $137,000
Min: $118K
Max: $155K
Machine Learning Engineer $137,000
Min: $137K
Max: $137K
Data Architect $138,600
Min: $100K
Max: $240K
Database Administrator $142,000
Min: $142K
Max: $142K
Senior Software Engineer $156,528
Min: $105K
Max: $225K
Lead Software Engineer $158,375
Min: $130K
Max: $180K
Engineering Manager $164,173
Min: $124K
Max: $256K
Principal Software Engineer $165,556
Min: $130K
Max: $222K
Data Engineering Manager $181,500
Min: $181K
Max: $182K
Director of Software Engineering $192,881
Min: $135K
Max: $265K
Vice President of Engineering $199,607
Min: $151K
Max: $265K
CTO (Chief Technology Officer) $242,333
Min: $120K
Max: $575K

Skills that affect Software Engineer salaries in Los Angeles

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Javascript
14% have this skill
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Front-end
10% have this skill
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SQL
9% have this skill
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Python
8% have this skill
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Amazon Web Services
8% have this skill
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Node.js
7% have this skill

Recent Software Engineer salaries in Los Angeles

$120,000
Yearly Salary
A Backend Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $120,000 with +$10,000 in additional cash compensation
3-5 Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
Los Angeles
$135,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $135,000
3-5 Years of Experience
Male
11-50 Employees
Los Angeles
$155,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $155,000
3-5 Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Los Angeles
$92,500
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $92,500
< 1 Year of Experience
Male
501-1,000 Employees
Los Angeles
$100,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $100,000
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Los Angeles
$150,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer 3 reported a yearly salary of $150,000 with +$2,000 in additional cash compensation
5-7 Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Los Angeles
1-5 Reports
$106,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $106,000
3-5 Years of Experience
Male
501-1,000 Employees
Los Angeles
$130,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $130,000 with +$10,000 in additional cash compensation
3-5 Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
Los Angeles
$120,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $120,000
< 1 Year of Experience
Male
501-1,000 Employees
Los Angeles
$118,292
Yearly Salary
A Application Development Associate Manager reported a yearly salary of $118,292
7+ Years of Experience
Male
501-1,000 Employees
Los Angeles
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