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Cisco Software Engineer Salaries

Software Engineer compensation in United States at Cisco ranges from $110K per year for Grade 4 to $730K per year for Distinguished Engineer. The median compensation in United States package totals $199K. View the base salary, stock, and bonus breakdowns for Cisco's total compensation packages. Last updated: 3/2/2024

Average Compensation By Level
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Level Name
Total
Base
Stock (/yr)
Bonus
Software Engineer 1
Grade 4(Entry Level)
$110K
$107K
$909
$3K
Software Engineer 2
Grade 6
$135K
$124K
$6K
$5K
Software Engineer III
Grade 8
$187K
$156K
$22K
$9K
Software Engineer IV
Grade 10
$228K
$183K
$28K
$18K
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Vesting Schedule

25%

YR 1

25%

YR 2

25%

YR 3

25%

YR 4

Stock Type
RSU

At Cisco, Main RSUs are subject to a 4-year vesting schedule:

  • 25% vests in the 1st-year (25.00% annually)

  • 25% vests in the 2nd-year (6.25% quarterly)

  • 25% vests in the 3rd-year (6.25% quarterly)

  • 25% vests in the 4th-year (6.25% quarterly)



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FAQ

The highest paying salary package reported for a Software Engineer at Cisco in United States sits at a yearly total compensation of $729,615. This includes base salary as well as any potential stock compensation and bonuses.
The median yearly total compensation reported at Cisco for the Software Engineer role in United States is $198,000.

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