Google Software Engineer Salary – Staff Software Engineer, YouTube

Google Software Engineer Salary

Software Engineer compensation at Google ranges from $191K per year for L3 to $1.1M per year for L8. The median compensation package totals $244K. View the base salary, stock, and bonus breakdowns for Google’s total compensation packages. (

The typical Google Software Engineer’s salary is $150,000 per year. Software Engineer salaries at Google can range from $45,938 – $382,150 per year. This estimate is based upon 21697 Google Software Engineer salary report(s) provided by employees or estimated based upon statistical methods. When factoring in bonuses and additional compensation, a Software Engineer at Google can expect to make an average total pay of $150,000 per year. (

The average Google Software Engineer’s yearly pay in the United States is approximately $159,189, which is 49% above the national average. Salary information comes from 2,628 (

According to Glassdoor, the average Google software engineer salary in the US is about $136,000 while the average Google software engineer salary in the UK (London) is about 70,000 pounds or $92,000.

Google Software Engineer Salary - Staff Software Engineer, YouTube

What is the average salary of a Google software engineer?

Software Engineer compensation at Google ranges from $198k per year for L3 to $1.02m per year for L8. The median compensation package totals $247k. View the base salary, stock, and bonus breakdowns for Google’s total compensation packages.

How much does Google Pay a new Grad software engineer?

This is called levels, or the technical ladder. Entry-level engineers can make over $150,000 from Google or Facebook, according to some estimates.

Staff Software Engineer, YouTube

location Mountain View, CA
job Hybrid remote
Salary $198,000 – $212,000 a year – Full-time

Google’s hybrid workplace includes remote and in-office roles. By applying to this position you will have an opportunity to share your preferred working location from the following:

In-office locations: San Bruno, CA, USA; Mountain View, CA, USA.
Remote location(s): United States.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience setting direction for next-generation systems and providing technical structure to teams.
  • Experience with large-scale software development with strong practical knowledge of web software development and testing best practices.
  • Ability to architect, design, implement and maintain large-scale systems.
  • Strong technical leadership and mentorship ability.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • 10 years of software development experience, or 8 with an advanced degree.
  • Experience with software development in one or more of the following: C, C++, Go, Java, Python.


  • Analyze and decompose complex software systems and collaborate with cross-functional teams to influence design for testability across YouTube and Google.
  • Design and build advanced and highly scalable automated, test, and release infrastructure.
  • Drive adoption of best practices in code health, testing, and maintainability.
  • Help build teams and cultivate innovation by driving cross-collaboration and execution of projects across multiple teams.
  • Mentor and train other team members on design techniques and coding standards.

About the job

Google’s software engineers develop the next-generation technologies that change how billions of users connect, explore, and interact with information and one another. Our products need to handle information on a massive scale and extend well beyond web search. We’re looking for engineers who bring fresh ideas from all areas, including information retrieval, distributed computing, large-scale system design, networking and data storage, security, artificial intelligence, natural language processing, UI design, and mobile; the list goes on and is growing every day. As a software engineer, you will work on a specific project critical to Google’s needs with opportunities to switch teams and projects as you and our fast-paced business grow and evolve. We need our engineers to be versatile, display leadership qualities, and be enthusiastic to take on new problems across the full-stack as we continue to push technology forward.

In this role, you will be a Staff Software Engineer leading in defining the way Google products collaborate, and scope large-scale problems into more discrete projects. You’ll help set the technical and strategic direction for developer tools related to building, debugging, testing, releasing, and monitoring features.

At YouTube, we believe that everyone deserves to have a voice and that the world is a better place when we listen, share, and build community through our stories. We work together to give everyone the power to share their story, explore what they love, and connect with one another in the process. Working at the intersection of cutting-edge technology and boundless creativity, we move at the speed of culture with a shared goal to show people the world. We explore new ideas, solve real problems, and have fun — and we do it all together.

Additional Information

(Colorado only*) Minimum salary ranges between $198,000 – $212,000 + bonus + equity + benefits. *Note: Disclosure as required by sb19-085 (8-5-20) of the minimum salary compensation for this role when being hired into our offices in Colorado.

Google is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. See also Google’s EEO Policy and EEO is the Law. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing our Accommodations for Applicants form.

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