Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara Salary

Senior Software Engineers in Santa Clara, Calif. can expect to earn an average of $130K annually. Total cash compensation to Senior Software Engineers in Santa Clara bottoms out near $100K and approaches $169K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $25K from bonuses and almost $27K from profit sharing. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Though the majority of Santa Clara Senior Software Engineers do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$96,774 - $154,749
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MEDIAN: $130,392
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$96,774 - $154,749  
   
Bonus
$4,883 - $25,253  
Profit Sharing
$983 - $27,000  
Commission
$15.00  
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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...
Santa Clara:
$108,886
California:
$64,500
$2,093
Santa Clara:
$846,000
California:
$449,100
2.9%

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Nvidia Corp, EMC Corporation, Intel Corporation, Citrix Systems Inc, and Oracle Corp. are among the top companies that take on many Senior Software Engineers in Santa Clara, Calif. Although the highest salaries can be found at Nvidia Corp where median pay is $147K, there is little variation in compensation; paychecks are spread only between $131K and $171K.

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, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Large paychecks, which sit comfortably in the six-figure range, are handed out almost immediately; professionals who have less than five years' experience report earning a median of $132K per year. After working for 10 to 20 years, Santa Clara Senior Software Engineers make a median salary of $144K. 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.

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
▲15%

▲5%

National Average
$137,000

▼1%

Entry-Level
▼4%

Skills That Affect Senior Software Engineer Salaries

▲5%

▲4%


C programming Language
▼0%

National Average
$137,000

▼1%

C++
▼3%

▼4%

C
▼5%

▼6%

JavaScript
▼6%

HTML
▼12%

ASP.NET
▼15%

C#
▼18%

.NET
▼19%

Microsoft SQL Server
▼22%

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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