The average Cambridge Senior Software Engineer can expect to rake in roughly $114K annually. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Male Cambridge Senior Software Engineers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$92,671 - $139,519
$93K
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MEDIAN: $114,243
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$3,041 - $20,134  
Profit Sharing
$5,500  
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$93,092 - $145,926  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 52

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About Cambridge, Massachusetts

Middlesex County, Massachusetts
110,402
Male:
55,421 (50.2%)
Female:
54,981 (49.8%)
Cambridge is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States, in the Boston metropolitan area. Situated directly north of the city of Boston, across the Charles River, it was named in honor of the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, an important center of the Puritan theology embraced by the town's founders. Cambridge is home to two of the world's most highly regarded universities, Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Cambridge has also been home to Radcliffe College, once one of the leading colleges for women in the United States before it merged with Harvard. According to the 2010 Census, the city's population was 105,162. As of July 2014, it was the fifth most populous city in the state, behind Boston, Worcester, Springfield and Lowell. Cambridge was one of the two seats of Middlesex County prior to the abolition of county government in 1997; Lowell was the...
Cambridge:
$89,847
Massachusetts:
$70,628
$1,871
Cambridge:
$665,000
Massachusetts:
$352,100
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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Software Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Even the relatively untested can earn a lot; individuals who have been working for fewer than five years report a median six-figure salary of $111K per year. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $123K in this role. Senior Software Engineers in Cambridge, Mass. who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $102K.

Key Stats for Senior Software Engineer

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
044
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
44%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
2%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Senior Software Engineer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$116,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Senior Software Engineer Salaries

SQL
up arrow 17%

JavaScript
up arrow 8%

HTML
up arrow 7%

Java
up arrow 4%

Ruby on Rails
0%

National Average
$116,000

Linux
up arrow 1%

Python
up arrow 4%

C
up arrow 12%

Java/J2EE
up arrow 14%

C#
up arrow 17%

C++
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
44%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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