Senior Software Engineer Salary in Santa Clara

Senior Software Engineers in Santa Clara, Calif. can expect wages of $120K annually on average. Cash earnings for Senior Software Engineers in Santa Clara — which occasionally include more than $16K from bonuses and more than $19K from profit sharing — stretch from around $98K to approximately $155K. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$96,063 - $144,250
(Median)
$96K
$120K
$140K
MEDIAN: $119,950
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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.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
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$96,063 - $144,250  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,781  
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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$98,288 - $154,518  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 226
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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 all popular places to work. The biggest paychecks can be found at Intel Corporation — the median salary there is $137K.

Senior Software Engineers in Santa Clara, Calif. will find the worst pay at Oracle Corp., where the median salary crawls in at $120K. Furthermore, compensation is curbed at $176K, 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Six-figure salaries are not unusual for those just entering the occupation — survey respondents with less than five years' experience under their belts report receiving an average of $117K per year. 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
up arrow 5%

Java/J2EE
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ASP.NET
up arrow 9%

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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