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Senior Software Engineer Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Senior Software Engineer is $100,598 per year.
Senior Software Engineer Salary (?
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$74,200 - $132,811
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MEDIAN: $100,597
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Senior Software Engineer Salary (?
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$33.75 - $89.17
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MEDIAN: $58.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$74,200 - $132,811  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,638  
Profit Sharing
$1,003 - $14,730  
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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$75,598 - $142,398  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 10,382
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$33.75 - $89.17  
   
Overtime
$29.59 - $81.29  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,638  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,003 - $14,730  
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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$75,598 - $142,398  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 465
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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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Pay Difference By Location

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Senior Software Engineer Reviews

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

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$104,000

Skills That Affect Senior Software Engineer Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 2092 votes.

Gender

Female
8%
female alumni
 
Male
92%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 6%