Computer Software Engineer, Applications Salary

Median pay for Computer Software Applications Engineers in the United States is around $76K annually. In the world of Computer Software Applications Engineers, overall income ranges from $49K near the bottom to $109K at the top; this can include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $5K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Work is enjoyable for Computer Software Applications Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Computer Software Applications Engineers who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 87 percent. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$49,309 - $106,923
(Median)
$49K
$76K
$110K
MEDIAN: $75,743
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50%
90%

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$14.54 - $49.32
(Median)
$15
$27
$49
MEDIAN: $27.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,309 - $106,923  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,078  
Profit Sharing
$800 - $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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$48,783 - $109,024  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 244
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.54 - $49.32  
   
Overtime
$3.49 - $44.86  
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 - $10,078  
   
Profit Sharing
$800 - $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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$48,783 - $109,024  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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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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Many Computer Software Applications Engineers move into a Senior Software Engineer role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $93K per year.

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Popular Skills for Computer Software Engineer, Applications


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in PL/SQL, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, and SQL are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 10 percent and 19 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include JavaScript, UNIX, and Linux. It is often found that people who know C++ are also skilled in 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.


Computer Software Applications Engineers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $66K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $86K. Computer Software Applications Engineers see a median salary of $95K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $104K.

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Experience Affects Computer Software Engineer, Applications Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%

Experienced
up arrow 24%


National Average
$76,000


Skills That Affect Computer Software Engineer, Applications Salaries

PL/SQL
up arrow 19%

Oracle
up arrow 15%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 10%

SQL
up arrow 9%

.NET
up arrow 6%

VB.Net
up arrow 5%

ASP.NET
up arrow 2%

C++
0%

Java
0%

C#
0%

National Average
$76,000

HTML
up arrow 2%

Linux
up arrow 3%

UNIX
up arrow 3%

JavaScript
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 62 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 9%
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