Senior Software Engineer Salary in Santa Clara

Median pay for Senior Software Engineers in Santa Clara, Calif. is around $120K per year. Total incomes of Santa Clara Senior Software Engineers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $16K from bonuses and close to $19K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $98K and $155K. Experience level and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to most. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$95,379 - $144,250
(Median)
$95K
$120K
$140K
MEDIAN: $119,848
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$95,379 - $144,250  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,107  
Profit Sharing
$992 - $19,392  
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).
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$98,269 - $154,518  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 226
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Senior Software Engineers in Santa Clara, Calif. flock to Nvidia Corp, EMC Corporation, Oracle Corp., Intel Corporation, and Citrix Systems Inc, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Intel Corporation attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $137K.

Santa Clara Senior Software Engineers will find the worst pay at Oracle Corp., where the median salary crawls in at $119K. Furthermore, compensation is curbed at $178K, leaving little room for growth.

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 Santa Clara Senior Software Engineers, 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 $117K, the average professional in this position sees a six-figure salary within the first five years. Senior Software Engineers in Santa Clara who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $130K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $165K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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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
34%
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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