Senior Software Engineer Salary in Santa Clara

Senior Software Engineers in Santa Clara take home approximately $120K annually on average. Total cash compensation for Senior Software Engineers in Santa Clara, Calif. runs from $98K to $155K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $16K and profit sharing that can reach almost $19K. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Santa Clara Senior Software Engineers — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$96,063 - $144,250

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$96,063 - $144,250  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,781  
Profit Sharing
$992 - $19,392  
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$98,288 - $154,518  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 226
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Nvidia Corp, EMC Corporation, Oracle Corp., Intel Corporation, and Citrix Systems Inc are all popular places to work. Intel Corporation leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $137K.

The lowest salaries can be found at Oracle Corp. — median pay is $120K — and there is little variation in compensation, with paychecks starting at $102K and only reaching $176K.

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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Annually raking in $117K, the average professional in this position sees a six-figure salary within the first five years. On average, Senior Software Engineers in Santa Clara make $130K following one to two decades on the job. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $165K.

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Experience Affects Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, California Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$127,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, California Salaries

Java
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C++
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Python
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C
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UNIX
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Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS
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Linux
0%

National Average
$127,000

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

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

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
46%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

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