Senior Software Engineer in San Jose Salary

The average salary for a Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, California is $130,958 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.

$100,049 - $160,125
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MEDIAN: $130,958
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$50.34 - $131.78
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MEDIAN: $67.41
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$100,049 - $160,125  
   
Bonus
$2,988 - $22,283  
Profit Sharing
$1,932 - $38,619  
Total Pay (?
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$101,950 - $179,583  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 308
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Hourly Rate
$50.34 - $131.78  
   
Overtime
$50.00  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$2,988 - $22,283  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,932 - $38,619  
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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$101,950 - $179,583  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 10

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About San Jose, California

Santa Clara County, California
1,026,919
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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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Software Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Senior Software Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Software Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $131,000 based on 77 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Software Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $142,000 based on 177 salaries. An experienced Senior Software Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $150,000 based on 126 salaries. A Senior Software Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $155,000 based on 25 salaries.

Key Stats for Senior Software Engineer

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Senior Software Engineer Salaries

▲9%

▲5%

▼0%

National Average
$142,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Senior Software Engineer Salaries

▲9%


▲3%

▲2%


▲1%

Java/J2EE
▼0%

National Average
$142,000

SQL
▼5%

▼5%

C
▼6%

C++
▼7%


C#
▼13%

▼15%

ASP.NET
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 79%
no benefits
None: 6%