Computer Software Engineer, Applications Salary

The average Computer Software Application Engineer in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $77K per year. Cash earnings for Computer Software Applications Engineers — which occasionally include more than $11K from bonuses and more than $5K from profit sharing — stretch from around $49K to approximately $112K. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The vast majority of Computer Software Applications Engineers (89 percent) survey respondents are men. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance.

$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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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 $93K per year.

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Popular Skills for Computer Software Engineer, Applications


Computer Software Applications Engineers seem to wield many 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 8 percent and 17 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like JavaScript, UNIX, and Linux. It is often found that people who know Java are also skilled in HTML. Most people who know 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, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $66K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $87K. For Computer Software Applications Engineers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $97K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $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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