Computer Software Engineer, Applications Salary

For Computer Software Applications Engineers, annual average wages total $75K per year. Total cash compensation to Computer Software Applications Engineers bottoms out near $49K and approaches $109K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $10K from bonuses and almost $5K from profit sharing. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Men account for the majority of Computer Software Applications Engineers who responded to the questionnaire — 88 percent to be exact. The majority of Computer Software Applications Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$48,758 - $107,620
(Median)
$49K
$75K
$110K
MEDIAN: $75,469
10%
50%
90%

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$18.13 - $48.79
(Median)
$18
$29
$49
MEDIAN: $28.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,758 - $107,620  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,179  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $5,000  
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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$48,769 - $109,343  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 247
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$18.13 - $48.79  
   
Overtime
$1.53 - $50.40  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,179  
   
Profit Sharing
$500 - $5,000  
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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$48,769 - $109,343  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 18

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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 code to generate web pages, access databases and business logic servers.
  • Write, modify, and debug software for web sites.
  • Test and document software for web sites.
  • Work with with designers and content producers.
  • Write code to create single-threaded or user interface event driven applications, either stand-alone and those which access servers or services.

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 $93K per year.

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Popular Skills for Computer Software Engineer, Applications


Survey takers working as Computer Software Applications Engineers report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in PL/SQL, Oracle, JavaScript, and Microsoft SQL Server are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 11 percent and 18 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Linux. Most people who know C++ also know C#. People who know Java usually also know HTML and SQL.

Pay by Experience Level for Computer Software Engineer, Applications

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Computer Software Applications Engineers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $65K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $85K. On average, Computer Software Applications Engineers make $94K following one to two decades on the job. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $103K.

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Experience Affects Computer Software Engineer, Applications Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 35%

Experienced
up arrow 23%


National Average
$76,000


Skills That Affect Computer Software Engineer, Applications Salaries

PL/SQL
up arrow 18%

Oracle
up arrow 14%

JavaScript
up arrow 11%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 10%

SQL
up arrow 9%

.NET
up arrow 2%

Java
up arrow 1%

ASP.NET
up arrow 1%

VB.Net
up arrow 1%

C++
0%

National Average
$76,000

C#
up arrow 1%

HTML
up arrow 1%

UNIX
up arrow 2%

Linux
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 69 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 10%