The average salary for a Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, California is $129,014 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.

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$100,813 - $157,210  
   
Bonus
$3,915 - $22,607  
Profit Sharing
$2,027 - $38,798  
Total Pay (?
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$102,751 - $175,061  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 358
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$65.09  
   
Overtime
$50.00  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$3,915 - $22,607  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,027 - $38,798  
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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$102,751 - $175,061  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 9
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About San Jose, California

Santa Clara County, California
1,011,560
Male:
518,317 (50.5%)
Female:
508,602 (49.5%)
San Jose (/ˌsæn hoʊˈzeɪ/; Spanish for Saint Joseph), originally Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe and officially the City of San José, is the third-largest city by population in California, the tenth-largest by population in the United States, and the county seat of Santa Clara County. San Jose is the largest city within the Bay Area and the largest city in Northern California. Before the arrival of the Spanish, the area around San Jose was inhabited by the Ohlone people. San Jose was founded on November 29, 1777, as San José de Guadalupe, the first civilian town in the Spanish colony of Alta California. The city served as a farming community to support Spanish military installations at San Francisco and Monterey. When California gained statehood in 1850, San Jose became the capital. After more than 150 years as a small farming community, the San Jose area in the mid-20th century contained some of...
San Jose:
$91,451
California:
$64,500
$1,757
San Jose:
$717,100
California:
$449,100
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Experience Affects Senior Software Engineer Salaries




National Average
$139,000


Skills That Affect Senior Software Engineer Salaries

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Oracle
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Java
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C++ Programming Language
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Java/J2EE
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Python
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SQL
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C programming Language
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JavaScript
0%

UNIX
0%

National Average
$139,000

C
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C++
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C# Programming Language
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C#
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ASP.NET
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
42%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 78%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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