Senior Software Engineers with Ruby on Rails skills receive generous compensation — earning an average of $115K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Cash earnings for Senior Software Engineers with Ruby on Rails skills — which occasionally include more than $20K from bonuses and more than $35K from profit sharing — stretch from around $85K to approximately $156K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Senior Software Engineers with Ruby on Rails skills. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$84,424 - $147,743
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$84,424 - $147,743  
   
Bonus
$1,977 - $20,231  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $35,000  
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$85,343 - $156,105  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 448
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$40.13 - $103.04  
   
Overtime
$41.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$1,977 - $20,231  
   
Profit Sharing
$500 - $35,000  
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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$85,343 - $156,105  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 15

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Software Engineer

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


Even the relatively untested can score weighty six-figure salaries; survey participants with less than five years' experience report earning a median of $110K per year. Senior Software Engineers with Ruby on Rails skills see a median salary of $120K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Senior Software Engineers with Ruby on Rails skills who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $140K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $118,180

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Senior Software Engineers with Ruby on Rails skills, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 19 percent above the national average. Senior Software Engineers with Ruby on Rails skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+13 percent), New York (+10 percent), San Diego (+9 percent), and Baltimore (+7 percent). The lowest-paying market is Atlanta, which sits 31 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Workers in Dallas and Raleigh earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (30 percent less and 10 percent less, respectively).

Key Stats for Senior Software Engineer

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 62 votes.
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
44%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Senior Software Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$118,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 62 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
44%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 77%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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