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Software Engineer Salary Details

Salary Breakup

For a Software Engineer, the Median CTC (Cost to Company) Salary is INR 5,12,208/ per annum About 10% of the workforce has a salary below INR 2,56,000/ About 90% of the workforce has a salary below INR 10,00,000/-

Salary with Career Growth

          Software Engineers after working for about 1-4  Years in a particular industry with specific technologies (i.e .NET, Java, etc.) usually get promoted to a designation of Senior Software Engineer. The responsibilities remain the same with added tasks pertaining to mentoring new joiners. The salary hike expected can be around 20-25% for this profile.

      After about 3-4 years of Job experience as a Senior Software Engineer, a candidate dawns the role of Team Lead. A Team Lead essentially plays a techno-functional role of understanding the requirements from a technological perspective and getting it implemented by the reporting team. The salary hike expected for this profile can be around 25-40%.

        After about 2-8 years of further experience depending on the competency, command over a technology and industry knowledge, Team Leads get promoted to Development Manager and further as Senior Development Manager. The main responsibility of a development manager is to understand the business requirement from a technological perspective and plan out how to implement the requirement using a technology at a macroscopic level. Salary hike expected for this profile can be 40-50% on an average.

    After about 5-10 Years of further experience, Senior Development Managers dawn the hat of Tech-Head or who are the face of the company from Technology perspective. They report directly to CEO or Chief Tech Officer (CTO). Salary Hike expected for this profile can be 40-50% Along with options for profit sharing, ESOPs, etc.

Top Recruiters for this Profile

Software Engineers are widely recruited in the sectors mentioned below. Some of the top recruiters in these sectors are mentioned below as well. The information has been pulled out after analyzing 6 popular Job portals in India namely LinkedIn,,,, and Glassdoor.

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