Computer Software Engineer, Applications Salary

Computer Software Applications Engineers in the United States can expect wages of $71K annually on average. Total cash earnings of Computer Software Applications Engineers range from $43K on the low end to $119K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $12K and $26K, respectively. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The vast majority (81 percent) of Computer Software Applications Engineers who answered the questionnaire are male. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$45,967 - $112,170
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$71K
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MEDIAN: $70,818
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$14.38 - $78.30
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MEDIAN: $29.75
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,967 - $112,170  
   
Bonus
$297.99 - $11,539  
Profit Sharing
$237.55 - $25,760  
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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$43,108 - $118,506  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 171
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$14.38 - $78.30  
   
Overtime
$20.23  
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$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$297.99 - $11,539  
   
Profit Sharing
$237.55 - $25,760  
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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$43,108 - $118,506  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | 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, 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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Advancing into a Senior Software Engineer role seems to be a popular career move for Computer Software Applications Engineers, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $94K 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, facility with PL/SQL, Oracle, and .NET are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 27 percent, 25 percent, and 21 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Linux, JavaScript, and HTML. Most people experienced in C++ also know C# and HTML.

Pay by Experience Level for Computer Software Engineer, Applications

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


Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $66K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $78K on average. Computer Software Applications Engineers bring in $97K after working for 10 to 20 years. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $91K.

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Key Stats for Computer Software Engineer, Applications

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Computer Software Engineer, Applications Salaries

▲36%

Late-Career
▲28%

▲10%

National Average
$71,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Computer Software Engineer, Applications Salaries

PL/SQL
▲27%

Oracle
▲25%

▲21%


C#
▲9%

ASP.NET
▲9%

C++
▲8%

Microsoft SQL Server
▲6%

UNIX
▲1%

National Average
$71,000

SQL
▼1%

▼5%

C++ Programming Language
▼6%

JavaScript
▼7%

HTML
▼7%

Linux
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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