Average Santa Clara Senior Software Engineers make around $130K per year. With some bonuses approaching $25K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $27K, overall incomes of Senior Software Engineers in Santa Clara, Calif. spread between $100K and $169K depending on individual performance. Experience level and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Though the majority of Senior Software Engineers in Santa Clara do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

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$4,883 - $25,253  
Profit Sharing
$983 - $27,000  
Commission
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$99,992 - $168,796  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 113

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About Santa Clara, California

Santa Clara County, California
126,216
Male:
63,278 (50.1%)
Female:
62,938 (49.9%)
Santa Clara (/ˌsæntəˈklærə/) is a city in Santa Clara County, California, named after the Spanish mission that was established there in 1777. The city's population was 116,468 at the 2010 United States Census, making it the ninth-most populous city in the San Francisco Bay Area. Located 45 miles (72 km) southeast of San Francisco, the city was founded in 1777 and incorporated in 1852. The city is the site of the eighth of 21 California missions, Mission Santa Clara de Asís, and was named after the mission. The Mission and Mission Gardens are located on the grounds of Santa Clara University. Saint Clare is the patron saint of Santa Clara. Santa Clara is located in the center of Silicon Valley and is home to the headquarters of several high-tech companies such as Intel. It is also home to Santa Clara University, the oldest institution of higher learning in the state of California. Levi's...
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Nvidia Corp, EMC Corporation, Intel Corporation, Citrix Systems Inc, and Oracle Corp. are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Senior Software Engineers in Santa Clara, Calif. Senior Software Engineers in Santa Clara in search of the best pay head to Nvidia Corp, where the median salary rolls in at $147K. Although pay is top-notch overall, it does seem to be curbed at $171K, which isn't dramatically higher than the lower-end figure of $131K.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Software Engineer

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


For Senior Software Engineers in Santa Clara, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Annually raking in $132K, the average professional in this position sees a six-figure salary within the first five years. For Senior Software Engineers in Santa Clara, Calif., 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $144K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Senior Software Engineer with more than 20 years of experience can earn $157K on average.

Key Stats for Senior Software Engineer

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
46%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Senior Software Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$137,000


Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Senior Software Engineer Salaries

Java
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Linux
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C++ Programming Language
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C programming Language
0%

National Average
$137,000

Java/J2EE
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C++
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Python
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C
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UNIX
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JavaScript
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HTML
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ASP.NET
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C#
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.NET
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Microsoft SQL Server
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
46%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 77%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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