Software Engineer Salary in Philadelphia, PA

How much does a Software Engineer in Philadelphia, PA make?

The average Software Engineer in Philadelphia, PA makes $80,893, 24% below the national average Software Engineer salary of $106,830. This pay is 28% lower than the combined average salaries of other metros Seattle, WA, Portland, OR and Boston, MA.

Philadelphia Average

$80,89324% VS US AVERAGE
$50,045$159,120
Base Salary
$80,893
Bonus
N/A
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N/A

U.S. Average

$106,830
$26,915$750,000
Base Salary
$96,830
Bonus
$10,000
Get Bonus
100%
The average software-engineer in Philadelphia, PA makes $80,893

Salary Ranges for Software Engineers in Philadelphia, PA US

The salaries of Software Engineers in Philadelphia, PA range from $50,045 to $159,120 , with a median salary of $74,566 . The middle 50% of Software Engineers makes between $66,456 and $73,185, with the top 83% making $159,120.

How much tax will you have to pay as a Software Engineer in Philadelphia, PA

For an individual filer in this tax bracket, you would have an estimated average federal tax in 2018 of 22% and an added Pennsylvania state tax of 3.07%. After the combined taxes have been taken out, Software Engineers could expect to have a take-home pay of $64,674/year, with each paycheck equaling approximately $2,695*.

* assuming bi-monthly pay period. Taxes estimated using tax rates for a single filer using 2018 federal and state tax tables. Metro-specific taxes are not considered in calculations. This data is intended to be an estimate, not prescriptive financial or tax advice.

Recent Salary Records for Software Engineer

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Quality of Life for Software Engineer

With a take-home pay of roughly $5,389/month, and the median 2BR apartment rental price of $1,169/mo** in Philadelphia, PA, a Software Engineer would pay 21.69% of their monthly take-home salary towards rent. The average income spent on cost of living excluding rent within Philadelphia per month for an individual is $991 , and for a 4-person family $3,640***. This means for an individual, total cost of living is 40.07% of a Software Engineer in Philadelphia's salary leaving $3,230 as discretionary income ; whereas for a family of 4, total cost of living is 89.22% of a Software Engineer in Philadelphia's salary leaving $581 as discretionary income. When considering cost of living, this places Philadelphia, PA as 1st out of the 7 largest nearby metros in terms of quality of life for Software Engineers**.

** This rental cost was derived according to an online report at Apartment List
*** Average cost of living was acquired from Numbeo's Cost of Living Index

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