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Senior Software Engineer Salary in Santa Clara

The average Santa Clara Senior Software Engineer can expect to rake in roughly $118K per year. Total incomes of Senior Software Engineers in Santa Clara incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $15K from bonuses and close to $20K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $98K and $152K. Career length and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$94,203 - $144,208
MEDIAN: $118,034

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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.
$94,203 - $144,208  
$0.00 - $15,397  
Profit Sharing
$1,987 - $19,574  
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).
$98,155 - $152,262  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 186

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Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, California

Nvidia Corp, EMC Corporation, Oracle Corp., Intel Corporation, and Citrix Systems Inc are among the top companies that take on many Santa Clara Senior Software Engineers. Intel Corporation offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $137K.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, California

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

For Senior Software Engineers in Santa Clara, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. The average inexperienced employee pulls down a cushy six-figure sum; the median salary for people claiming fewer than five years of experience is $115K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Senior Software Engineers in Santa Clara, Calif. make a median salary of $129K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Senior Software Engineer generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $157K.

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.


6 %
94 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 80% employee benefits None: 5%