Computer Software Engineer, Applications Salary

Computer Software Applications Engineers in the United States pull down an average of $71K annually. Overall cash earnings for Computer Software Applications Engineers stretch from $42K on the lower end to $119K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $11K from bonuses and $25K from profit sharing. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. There are far more male Computer Software Applications Engineers survey respondents than women, making up 83 percent. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$46,865 - $116,531
$47K
$71K
$120K
MEDIAN: $70,523
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$14.36 - $51.42
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MEDIAN: $23.50
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$46,865 - $116,531  
   
Bonus
$292.77 - $11,420  
Profit Sharing
$241.65 - $25,342  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$41,522 - $119,385  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 185
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.36 - $51.42  
   
Overtime
$20.48  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$292.77 - $11,420  
   
Profit Sharing
$241.65 - $25,342  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$41,522 - $119,385  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 30

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Job Description for Computer Software Engineer, Applications

Computer software engineers of applications develop information systems and design and develop computer programs, primarily by writing computer codes and installing software. They may be responsible for ensuring that their company's computer security programs are up-to-date, and are often required to customize existing web-based software. Working with outside vendors to test and approve products may also be necessary.

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Computer Software Engineer, Applications Tasks

  • Write, modify, and debug software for client applications.
  • Write code to create single-threaded or user interface event driven applications, either stand-alone and those which access servers or services.
  • Use source debuggers and visual development environments.
  • Test and document software for client applications.
  • Write, modify, and debug software for web sites.

Common Career Paths for Computer Software Engineer, Applications


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Computer Software Applications Engineers might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Senior Software Engineer, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $94K per year.

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Popular Skills for Computer Software Engineer, Applications


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with PL/SQL, Oracle, and .NET are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 29 percent, 27 percent, and 21 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include C++ Programming Language, HTML, and JavaScript. Most people experienced in C++ also know C# and HTML.

Pay by Experience Level for Computer Software Engineer, Applications

Pay by Experience for a Computer Software Engineer, Applications has a positive trend. An entry-level Computer Software Engineer, Applications with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 128 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Computer Software Engineer, Applications with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $79,000 based on 50 salaries. An experienced Computer Software Engineer, Applications which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $98,000 based on 32 salaries. A Computer Software Engineer, Applications with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $93,000 based on 12 salaries.

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Key Stats for Computer Software Engineer, Applications

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Computer Software Engineer, Applications Salaries

▲39%

Late-Career
▲33%

▲12%

National Average
$70,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Computer Software Engineer, Applications Salaries

PL/SQL
▲29%

Oracle
▲27%

▲21%

ASP.NET
▲11%

C++
▲10%

C#
▲10%


UNIX
▲2%


Microsoft SQL Server
▲1%

National Average
$70,000

▼1%

SQL
▼1%

▼4%


▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 14%
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