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Senior Software Engineer Salary in Santa Clara

Pay for Senior Software Engineers in Santa Clara sits in the ballpark of $119K per year. Total cash compensation to Santa Clara Senior Software Engineers bottoms out near $98K and approaches $153K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $16K from bonuses and almost $20K from profit sharing. Career length and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$94,714 - $143,415
MEDIAN: $119,041

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National Salary Data (?
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.
$94,714 - $143,415  
$0.00 - $15,541  
Profit Sharing
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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).
$98,032 - $153,190  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 220

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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 Senior Software Engineers in Santa Clara. Intel Corporation leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $136K.

Salaries are easily beat at Oracle Corp., where median pay comes to just $119K, the lowest in the field. What's more, with base pay starting at $102K and ending at $178K, range in salary is rather small.

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.

Senior Software Engineers in Santa Clara, Calif. with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Salaries can reach six figures almost right off the bat; beginning workers who have less than five years' experience bring in a median of $117K per year. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $130K. 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 $165K on average.

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.


5 %
95 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 80% employee benefits None: 4%