The average salary for a Senior Software Engineer is $99,349 per year.
Senior Software Engineer Total Pay (?
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$73,180 - $130,155
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MEDIAN: $99,348
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Senior Software Engineer Total Pay (?
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$34.02 - $91.65
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MEDIAN: $58.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$73,180 - $130,155  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,242  
Profit Sharing
$995 - $11,992  
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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$74,562 - $140,371  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 8,154
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$31$62$93
Hourly Rate
$34.02 - $91.65  
   
Overtime
$25.18 - $83.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,242  
   
Profit Sharing
$995 - $11,992  
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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$74,562 - $140,371  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 8,154
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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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Experience Affects Senior Software Engineer Salaries

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$103,000

Skills That Affect Senior Software Engineer Salaries

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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
40%
20 years or more
13%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 7%
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