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Computer Software Engineer, Applications Salary

Computer Software Applications Engineers in the United States take home an average $76K per year. Total cash compensation for Computer Software Applications Engineers runs from $49K to $110K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $10K and profit sharing that can reach almost $5K. Work is enjoyable for Computer Software Applications Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up the vast majority of Computer Software Applications Engineers (88 percent) who took the survey. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$48,821 - $107,867
(Median)
$49K
$76K
$110K
MEDIAN: $75,594
10%
50%
90%

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$18.13 - $48.79
(Median)
$18
$29
$49
MEDIAN: $28.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary 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
Salary
$48,821 - $107,867  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,087  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $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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$48,844 - $109,801  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 242
National Hourly Rate 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$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$18.13 - $48.79  
   
Overtime
$1.53 - $50.40  
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,087  
   
Profit Sharing
$500 - $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).
)
$48,844 - $109,801  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 18

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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 participants wield an impressively varied skill set 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 11 percent and 19 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include UNIX. Those familiar with Java tend to be well versed in HTML and SQL. It is often found that people who know C++ are also skilled in C#.

Pay by Experience Level for Computer Software Engineer, Applications

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $65K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $86K. Computer Software Applications Engineers see a median salary of $95K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark 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 11%

SQL
up arrow 8%

JavaScript
up arrow 5%

VB.Net
up arrow 5%

.NET
up arrow 3%

Java
up arrow 1%

C++
0%

ASP.NET
0%

National Average
$76,000

C#
up arrow 1%

HTML
up arrow 2%

Linux
up arrow 2%

UNIX
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 66 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 10%
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