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Computer Software Engineer, Applications Salary

An average Computer Software Application Engineer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $74K annually. Total cash compensation to Computer Software Applications Engineers bottoms out near $48K and approaches $108K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $10K from bonuses and almost $5K from profit sharing. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up the vast majority of Computer Software Applications Engineers (89 percent) who took the survey. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
$48,326 - $106,170
(Median)
48K
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MEDIAN: $74,216
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$14.70 - $48.16
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MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,326 - $106,170  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,093  
Profit Sharing
$515 - $5,017  
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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$48,036 - $108,260  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 267
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.70 - $48.16  
   
Overtime
$3.68 - $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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,093  
   
Profit Sharing
$515 - $5,017  
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).
)
$48,036 - $108,260  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 21
United States (change)

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' salaries can rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Senior Software Engineer. Senior Software Engineers get paid an average $93K 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, skills in PL/SQL, Oracle, JavaScript, and Microsoft SQL Server are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 13 percent and 17 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Linux, UNIX, and VB.Net. Those familiar with Java tend to be well versed in HTML and SQL. Most people familiar with C++ also know 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, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $65K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $85K. Computer Software Applications Engineers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $95K. Computer Software Applications Engineers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $104K.

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Experience Affects Computer Software Engineer, Applications Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 38%

Experienced
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National Average
$75,000


Skills That Affect Computer Software Engineer, Applications Salaries

PL/SQL
up arrow 17%

Oracle
up arrow 16%

JavaScript
up arrow 13%

SQL
up arrow 8%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 8%

Java
up arrow 2%

.NET
up arrow 2%

ASP.NET
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C#
0%

National Average
$75,000

C++
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HTML
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UNIX
up arrow 3%

VB.Net
up arrow 3%

Linux
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 80 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 10%