Computer Software Engineer, Applications Salary

Computer Software Applications Engineers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $77K per year. In the world of Computer Software Applications Engineers, total cash compensation can vary between $49K and $112K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $11K and $5K, respectively. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Computer Software Applications Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. There are far more male Computer Software Applications Engineers survey respondents than women, making up 89 percent.

$49,470 - $110,289
(Median)
$49K
$77K
$110K
MEDIAN: $76,942
10%
50%
90%

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$14.59 - $49.75
(Median)
$15
$29
$50
MEDIAN: $28.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,470 - $110,289  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,465  
Profit Sharing
$979 - $5,070  
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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$49,095 - $112,169  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 251
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.59 - $49.75  
   
Overtime
$2.55 - $47.39  
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
$0.00 - $11,465  
   
Profit Sharing
$979 - $5,070  
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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$49,095 - $112,169  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 24
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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 results imply that Computer Software Applications Engineers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in PL/SQL, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, and SQL are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 17 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like JavaScript, UNIX, and Linux. The majority of those who know Java also know HTML. Most people experienced in C++ also know C#.

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. 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 $87K. Computer Software Applications Engineers bring in $97K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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 $105K.

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Experience Affects Computer Software Engineer, Applications Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%



National Average
$77,000


Skills That Affect Computer Software Engineer, Applications Salaries

PL/SQL
up arrow 17%

Oracle
up arrow 15%

SQL
up arrow 8%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 8%

VB.Net
up arrow 8%

up arrow 6%

Java
up arrow 3%

C#
up arrow 1%

ASP.NET
up arrow 1%

C++
0%

National Average
$77,000

HTML
up arrow 3%

Linux
up arrow 4%

UNIX
up arrow 7%

JavaScript
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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