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Senior Software Engineer Salary

The average salary for a Senior Software Engineer is $101,555 per year.

$75,138 - $134,809
(Median)
$75K
$100K
$130K
MEDIAN: $101,555
10%
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90%

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$34.94 - $92.64
(Median)
$35
$59
$93
MEDIAN: $59.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$75,138 - $134,809  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,321  
Profit Sharing
$988 - $14,990  
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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$76,589 - $144,438  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 14,617
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$31$62$93
Hourly Rate
$34.94 - $92.64  
   
Overtime
$30.09 - $82.64  
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$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,321  
   
Profit Sharing
$988 - $14,990  
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).
)
$76,589 - $144,438  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 625

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Job Description for Senior Software Engineer

While many information technology professionals cover one area of expertise, senior software engineers serve several different roles. They are capable of doing the jobs of several positions. They design, evaluate, and test software working either for software companies who sell software, or in the information technology division of businesses that have a need to use their own software privately.

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Senior Software Engineer Tasks

  • 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.
  • Write, modify, and debug software for client applications.
  • Test and document software for client applications.
  • Mentor other employees in development methodologies.

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What is it like working as a Senior Software Engineer?

Senior Software Engineer in New York:
"Enjoyable if it's been your dream."
Pros: It's what I've wanted to do since late middle school/early high school.
Cons: There is a lot of incompetence and red tape, but that probably goes with all white collar environments.

Senior Software Engineer in Westminster:
"Should Be Able To Get."
Pros: I like having the opportunity to be given chunks of work to take ownership of.
Cons: The location in the suburbs isn't very exciting or bike commuter friendly.

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Experience Affects Senior Software Engineer Salaries



National Average
$106,000



Skills That Affect Senior Software Engineer Salaries

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Java/J2EE
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Java
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C
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C++
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UNIX
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JavaScript
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$106,000

Oracle
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SQL
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HTML
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C#
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2587 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 6%
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