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Senior Software Engineer Salary in San Jose, California (United States)

The average salary for a Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, California is $121,144 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, California Salary (?
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$95,472 - $147,822
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $121,143
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Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, California Salary (?
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$33.22 - $89.40
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MEDIAN: $60
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$95,472 - $147,822  
   
Bonus
$1,007 - $22,596  
Profit Sharing
$11.74 - $18,383  
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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$96,580 - $161,344  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 430
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$33.22 - $89.40  
   
National Annualized 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.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,007 - $22,596  
   
Profit Sharing
$11.74 - $18,383  
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).
)
$96,580 - $161,344  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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Experience Affects Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, California Salaries

National Average
$129,000

Skills That Affect Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, California Salaries

Python
up arrow 7%
PL/SQL
up arrow 5%
Linux
up arrow 3%
Java/J2EE
up arrow 2%
SQL
up arrow 1%
C
0%
UNIX
0%
National Average
$129,000
Java
up arrow 1%
C++
up arrow 3%
HTML
up arrow 3%
.NET
up arrow 5%
Oracle
up arrow 7%
C#
up arrow 8%
JavaScript
up arrow 9%
ASP.NET
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
14%
female alumni
 
Male
86%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 78% employee benefits None: 7%