Computer Software Engineer, Applications Salary

Computer Software Applications Engineers in the United States can expect wages of $76K annually on average. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $10K and $5K, respectively — total cash payment to Computer Software Applications Engineers can bottom out near $49K or peak near $110K depending on individual performance. Work is enjoyable for Computer Software Applications Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The vast majority of Computer Software Applications Engineers (87 percent) survey respondents are men. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$49,252 - $107,761

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$14.57 - $49.20

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National Salary 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
Salary
$49,252 - $107,761  
   
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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$48,734 - $109,567  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 241
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.57 - $49.20  
   
Overtime
$3.49 - $44.86  
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 - $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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$48,734 - $109,567  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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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 pay less than market rate include JavaScript, UNIX, and Linux. Those familiar with Java tend to be well versed in HTML and SQL. Those educated in C++ tend to be well versed in 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. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $66K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $86K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Computer Software Applications Engineers make a median salary of $96K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $104K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Computer Software Engineer, Applications Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 37%

Experienced
up arrow 26%


National Average
$76,000


Skills That Affect Computer Software Engineer, Applications Salaries

PL/SQL
up arrow 19%

Oracle
up arrow 16%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 11%

SQL
up arrow 9%

Java
up arrow 1%

.NET
up arrow 1%

ASP.NET
up arrow 1%

C++
0%

VB.Net
0%

National Average
$76,000

C#
up arrow 1%

HTML
up arrow 2%

Linux
up arrow 3%

UNIX
up arrow 4%

JavaScript
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 59 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: 91% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 9%
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