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How much is the Salary of

  1. Jul 9, 2006 #1
    hi im taking a course called Computer Engineer...
    and i was wondering what could be the salary
    of a Software Engineer...?
    Just curious... and i love computers
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  3. Jul 9, 2006 #2


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    "Median annual earnings of computer applications software engineers who worked full time in May 2004 were about $74,980. The middle 50 percent earned between $59,130and $92,130. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $46,520, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $113,830."


    Of course this is in the US, you didn't state a particular country.
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  4. Jul 10, 2006 #3
    That is exatly the same course i am doing. My first year includes just the basics of electronics while the next three years are totally into computer hardware/software engineering.....whoo hooo:smile:
  5. Jul 21, 2006 #4


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    I've applied for some jobs in Software Develpment that paid more than $100,000. Obviously i didn't get any of those because i graduated two months ago (had to try though :) ) but i managed to get a nice paying job as a junior developer in a fairly large company. As your experience grows you can be making alot of money. Demand is also very high. There were so many jobs available and i got so many calls from recruiting companies that it was hard to focus on one. So you can definitely make a living as a Software Developer. It's also exciting work, in my opinion, but i'm biased.
  6. Jul 22, 2006 #5


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    I have a real love/hate relationship with the BLS. It's such a great resource and fascinated me for the longest time before I got back into school, teaching me the earning potential of just about every possibly career for a college graduate. It's really the devil, though, almost steering me away from what I wanted to study in favor of becoming a spinal surgeon thanks to the fact that their median salary was somewhere around $700K a year, and those in the LA area where I lived were making even more than that.
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  7. Jan 15, 2009 #6
    My sister-in-law's dad is a senior software engineer at Raytheon and has been working there for 15 years and he makes about $220,000 per year. sure, he did go to Rensselaer majoring in Math and he did work as a researcher at MIT for 10 years before, but still, you can make loads of cash in software engineering!
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