Computer Software Engineer, Applications Salary

The average Computer Software Application Engineer in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $76K annually. In the world of Computer Software Applications Engineers, total cash compensation can vary between $49K and $109K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $10K and $5K, respectively. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The vast majority (87 percent) of Computer Software Applications Engineers who answered the questionnaire are male. Most Computer Software Applications Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high.

$49,271 - $107,028
(Median)
$49K
$76K
$110K
MEDIAN: $75,743
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90%

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

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,271 - $107,028  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,101  
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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$48,698 - $109,107  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 242
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 - $10,101  
   
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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$48,698 - $109,107  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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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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 deep pool of skills on the job. 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 seem to negatively impact pay include JavaScript, UNIX, and Linux. Those who learned Java also tend to know HTML and SQL. Most people skilled in C++ are similarly competent in C#.

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 generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $65K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $86K. On average, Computer Software Applications Engineers make $95K following one to two decades on the job. Computer Software Applications Engineers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $104K on average.

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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%

C++
up arrow 1%

ASP.NET
up arrow 1%

Java
0%

C#
0%

National Average
$76,000

HTML
up arrow 1%

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
28%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 10%
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