Software Engineer salary in Los Angeles

Average Base Salary in Los Angeles

$129,677
$18,089
Additional Cash Compensation
$147,766
Total Compensation
Median: $130K
Min: $75K
Max: $235K

How Much Does a Software Engineer Make in Los Angeles?

The average salary for a Software Engineer in Los Angeles is $129,677. The average additional cash compensation for a Software Engineer in Los Angeles is $18,089. The average total compensation for a Software Engineer in Los Angeles is $147,766. 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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Data Architect
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Data Engineering Manager
Data Scientist
Database Administrator
Design Director
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DevOps Engineer
Digital Marketing Manager
Director of Analytics
Director of Customer Success
Director of Marketing
Director of Operations
Director of Product Management
Director of Product Marketing
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Director of Software Engineering
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Email Marketing Manager
Engineering Manager
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Finance Director
Financial Analyst
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Game Developer
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HR Coordinator
HR Director
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Implementation Manager
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Inside Sales Manager
Inside Sales Representative
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Lead Software Engineer
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UI Designer
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Software Engineer jobs in Los Angeles

Software Engineer

Greater LA Area
1 week ago
+33
The product development team is a key part of ClubLabs. We are responsible for delivering prioritized stories that look to maximize value for our members and our business through our digital products. We pair program, all day, every day because we know it delivers remarkable results. We practice test driven development because it produces high-quality, reliable and more maintainable code. We deliver user value, solve problems and ship code multiple times a day to improve our members’ experience and maximize value to the organization.

Software Engineer - Backend (LA)

Santa Monica
3 days ago
+50
As part of a team whose role is fundamental to the development of Route’s product, we’re looking for engineers who can learn and contribute with a great deal of independence. We aspire to hire only the best engineers who feel comfortable taking ownership over tasks and collaboratively solving problems. We need our engineers to bring fresh ideas, be excited to take on new problems, and embrace the startup culture where we must be comfortable being uncomfortable at times.

Sr. Mobile Software Engineer

Greater LA Area
4 days ago
+33
The product development team is a key part of ClubLabs. We are responsible for delivering prioritized stories that look to maximize value for our members and our business through our digital products. We pair program, all day, every day because we know it delivers remarkable results. We practice test driven development because it produces high-quality, reliable and more maintainable code. We deliver user value, solve problems and ship code multiple times a day to improve our members’ experience and maximize value to the organization.

Software Engineer - Frontend (LA)

Santa Monica
5 days ago
+50
Route is looking for backend software engineers for its integration services platform. These team members are responsible for building the various integrations that Route must connect to. 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 a tremendous opportunity and the change that comes with it.

Senior Software Engineer

El Segundo
6 days ago
+50
We are looking for a highly motivated Sr. Software Engineer (Technical Lead) to help us build our next generation of GRC products. In this role you will be responsible for leading a team of Engineers and tackling challenges ranging from new feature development to building scalable systems. Our ideal candidate is someone who cares deeply about their teams and can balance providing mentorship with driving product development initiatives. We're a hardworking, energetic team that is passionate about our customers and believes that to be successful we should never stop learning: learning about our customers, our product, and how to build better software.

Senior Software Engineer

Greater LA Area
6 days ago
+49
As a Senior Software Engineer you will be part of the engineering team at ServiceTitan to help improve our products and build new ones. This is an exciting role for an engineer to come in and lead the major feature development in the rapidly growing startup. We build for perfection, use the most modern tools on Microsoft .NET platform, have an amazing culture, and love to solve complex problems. If you share the same values, you might find yourself in a perfect company.

Full-Stack Software Engineer

Orange County
1 week ago
+47
Designing, developing, testing, debugging and deploying applications and reports using various technologies in a hybrid cloud environment in AWS and GCE. Writing complex SQL queries. Need to be able to easily switch between client-side and server-side technologies. Solving complex performance problems, architectural challenges and production issues. Working with product owners, fellow engineers and operations team members. Following organization processes and procedures. Ad-hoc duties as needed.

Senior Backend Software Engineer

Greater LA Area
1 week ago
+39
WELL is looking for a talented, experienced backend developer to join our fast-paced, growing engineering department. This developer will primarily be working with Node.js. As a Node.js Backend Engineer at WELL, you will work directly alongside a team of bright and motivated backend engineers, under the guidance of our Engineering Director. 

Senior Software Engineer

Greater LA Area
1 week ago
+43
FabFitFun is seeking highly experienced Senior Software Engineers to join our team. This engineer will have the opportunity to mentor our less experienced engineers and work on complex technical problems.  We’re hiring engineers for a number of our teams to support our extensive product roadmap. 

Principal Software Engineer - Documents

Remote
1 week ago
+55
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

Greater LA Area
1 week ago
+55
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.

Staff Software Engineer

Greater LA Area
1 week ago
+50
We are looking for highly motivated Staff software engineer who not only worries about technical correctness, but also thinks about how to best meet our customers' product needs. This position demands a high level of output, but also is a great opportunity for growth and mentorship. In this role, you will face a huge array of challenges - from building scalable systems to supporting new product features. Our ideal candidate is someone who loves to collaborate with others but can also work independently to take an idea from concept to implementation. We're a hardworking, energetic team that is passionate about our customers and believes that to be successful we should never stop learning: learning about our customers, our product, and how to build better software.

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 $139,833 on average.

Software Engineer Salary by gender

The average Software Engineer salary for women is $129,196 and the average Software Engineer salary for men is $128,691.

Software Engineer Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Software Engineer with 7+ years of experience is $167,017. The average salary for <1 year of experience is $106,269.

Average Dev + Engineer salaries in Los Angeles

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
QA Analyst $73,955
Min: $49K
Max: $175K
Salesforce Developer $92,933
Min: $76K
Max: $114K
Software Test Engineer $95,966
Min: $55K
Max: $140K
Junior Software Engineer $96,167
Min: $70K
Max: $155K
Automation Engineer $97,677
Min: $73K
Max: $145K
QA Engineer $103,955
Min: $70K
Max: $185K
Front End Developer $105,213
Min: $55K
Max: $200K
Systems Engineer $115,182
Min: $65K
Max: $155K
Sales Engineer $115,338
Min: $70K
Max: $166K
Security Engineer $116,806
Min: $85K
Max: $185K
iOS Developer $126,235
Min: $80K
Max: $185K
Data Engineer $127,547
Min: $72K
Max: $234K
DevOps Engineer $127,931
Min: $45K
Max: $185K
Software Engineer $129,677
Min: $75K
Max: $235K
Hardware Engineer $131,500
Min: $100K
Max: $180K
Android Developer $131,841
Min: $90K
Max: $230K
Game Developer $135,000
Min: $135K
Max: $135K
Data Architect $137,727
Min: $98K
Max: $240K
QA Manager $143,833
Min: $118K
Max: $175K
Database Administrator $144,500
Min: $142K
Max: $147K
Machine Learning Engineer $152,250
Min: $127K
Max: $185K
Senior Software Engineer $158,637
Min: $105K
Max: $225K
Site Reliability Engineer $159,000
Min: $130K
Max: $205K
Lead Software Engineer $163,652
Min: $120K
Max: $220K
Engineering Manager $166,516
Min: $124K
Max: $256K
Principal Software Engineer $168,528
Min: $120K
Max: $222K
Data Engineering Manager $182,417
Min: $160K
Max: $206K
Director of Software Engineering $198,983
Min: $135K
Max: $300K
Vice President of Engineering $203,206
Min: $151K
Max: $290K
CTO (Chief Technology Officer) $241,619
Min: $120K
Max: $575K

Skills that affect Software Engineer salaries in Los Angeles

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Javascript
13% have this skill
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SQL
10% have this skill
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Front-end
10% have this skill
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Python
8% have this skill
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Amazon Web Services
7% have this skill
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Node.js
6% have this skill

Recent Software Engineer salaries in Los Angeles

$103,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $103,000
< 1 Year of Experience
Male
1,000+ Employees
Los Angeles
$135,500
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $135,500
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Los Angeles
$105,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $105,000 with +$11,000 in additional cash compensation
3-5 Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Los Angeles
$180,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $180,000 with +$36,000 in additional cash compensation
5-7 Years of Experience
Male
1-10 Employees
Los Angeles
$137,000
Yearly Salary
A Mid Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $137,000 with +$17,000 in additional cash compensation
3-5 Years of Experience
Male
1-10 Employees
Los Angeles
$107,000
Yearly Salary
A Junior II Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $107,000 with +$7,200 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
1-10 Employees
Los Angeles
$150,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $150,000
< 1 Year of Experience
Prefer not to say
11-50 Employees
Los Angeles
$115,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer II reported a yearly salary of $115,000 with +$11,500 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
Female
1,000+ Employees
Los Angeles
1-5 Reports
$235,000
Yearly Salary
A Staff Software Engineer, Machine Learning - reported a yearly salary of $235,000
5-7 Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
Los Angeles
$90,000
Yearly Salary
A Internal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $90,000
5-7 Years of Experience
Male
11-50 Employees
Los Angeles
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