Salary Report

Information Technology Job


United States Location

San Diego
USA Metropolitan Area

Competitive Position® Salary Report

Data Observed 6/1/22 to 5/31/23

Salary Average


Experience Requirement

5 Years and 2 Months

Raise +1 Year

$10,885 at 7.88%

User Funded :

Salary and Number of Jobs

Graph of succeeding salary information

About Salary and Jobs

Salary Range :

At required Experience of 5 Years & 2 Months: $138,065 is Salary average; 50% of Jobs pay between $118,009 & $158,122; and, 5% of Jobs top $187,065.

Number of Jobs :

Most Jobs are available closest to the Salary Average.

Fewer Jobs are available at Lower and Higher Salaries.

Salary End Points :

$26,400 = annual salary at $15 per hour working between: 44 weeks at 40 hours a week, to, 52 weeks at 34 hours a week.

$412,827 = annual salary for the highest paying IT Job in the highest paying US City at the Top 2.5% Experience and Top 2.5% Salary.

Job Market :

Job offers, publicly posted in want ads by employers, were observed and measured from 6/1/22 to 5/31/23.

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Top Salaries

Top Percentile of Job market Top Salary
2.5% $196,506
5% $187,065
10% $176,210
25% $158,122
33% $150,734
50% $138,065
Top Percentile of Job Market =

Number of Jobs Above the Top Salary
Number of all Jobs at 5 Years and 2 Months Experience.

Salary Range and Jobs

Percentage of Jobs within Salary Lows and Highs
Percent of Job Market Salary Range
Low Salary High Salary
10% $134,330 $141,801
25% $128,593 $147,538
33% $125,396 $150,734
50% $118,009 $158,122
67% $109,088 $167,043
95% $79,625 $196,506
Salary Average =


Mid Point between each Low/High pair.

Percent of Job Market =

Number of Jobs with Salary between Low/High pair
Number of all Jobs at 5 Years and 2 Months Experience.

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Salary and Experience

Graph of succeeding salary information

Salary ±1 Year

Experience Salary Average Raise +1 Year
4 Years and 2 Months $125,329 $12,737 at 10.16%
5 Years and 2 Months $138,065 $10,885 at 7.88%
6 Years and 2 Months $148,950 $9,503 at 6.38%

About Salary and Experience

Salary by Year :

Salary increases extremely rapidly in the first years, rises vigorously with greater experience and grows robustly into maturity.

Salary Growth Overall :

The increase in Salary average from low to high experience is more than that in the USA IT job market as a whole.

Salary and Experience Range :

Salary average rises with experience: $17,317 at the low experience of 2 Months; $138,065 at the average experience of 5 Years and 2 Months; and, $182,980 at the top experience of 10 Years and 5 Months.

Experience End Points :

0 = Entry Level.

15 Years and 6 Months = Top 2.5% Experience in the IT Job with the highest required experience in the USA.

Job Market :

Job offers, publicly posted in want ads by employers, were observed and measured from 6/1/22 to 5/31/23.

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Salary and Experience Range

95% of Jobs require Experience between the Low and Top
Experience Salary Average Raise +1 Year
Low 2 Months $17,317 $47,394 at 273.68%
Average 5 Years and 2 Months $138,065 $10,885 at 7.88%
Top 10 Years and 5 Months $182,980 $6,177 at 3.38%



Software development, using C++ programming language on an embedded platform, is the position's primary responsibility.


The qualifications of this information technology Job:
  • C++;
  • Embedded;
  • Software-Application Developer,
    Agile, Application (App), Back End, Big Data, Cloud, .Net, Embedded, Front End, Full Stack, Machine Learning, Mobile, Portal, Software (SW), User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX) or Web,
    Analyst, Architect, Developer, Engineer, Lead or Programmer.


A+ Skills
Additional IT skills requested in some job descriptions:
Project Lead,
Development Manager, Lead Developer, Project Lead, Project Manager, Project Supervisor, Team Lead, Team Supervisor or Technical Lead,
2.2% of job descriptions;
Master of Arts/Science or Ph.D. Graduate Degree,
25.9% of job descriptions;
Bachelor of Arts/Science Degree,
49.2% of job descriptions;
Security Clearance,
5.8% of job descriptions;
16.3% of job descriptions;
15.7% of job descriptions;
C programming language,
31% of job descriptions;
RTOS (Real Time Operating System),
16.3% of job descriptions;
DSP (Digital Signal Processing),
4.8% of job descriptions;
9.9% of job descriptions;
11.8% of job descriptions;
Scrum software methodology,
6.4% of job descriptions.


San Diego, CA

Alpine, Carlsbad, Casa de Oro, Chula Vista, Coronado, El Cajon, Encinitas, Escondido, Fellbrook, Imperial Beach, La Jolla, La Mesa, Lakeside, Lemon Grove, National City, Oceanside, Poway, Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, San Marcos, Santee, Spring Valley and Vista.

These locations are all included in the San Diego, CA metropolitan area as defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB).