An Entry-Level Senior Software Engineer earns an average salary of $98,896 per year. A skill in Python is associated with high pay for this job.

$70,187 - $136,880
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MEDIAN: $98,895
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$29.54 - $82.43
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MEDIAN: $49.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$70,187 - $136,880  
   
Bonus
$1,524 - $18,086  
Profit Sharing
$295.90 - $19,808  
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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$71,435 - $144,567  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,122
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$29.54 - $82.43  
   
Hourly Tips
$20.00  
Overtime
$30.26 - $88.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,524 - $18,086  
   
Profit Sharing
$295.90 - $19,808  
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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$71,435 - $144,567  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 65
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National Average: $102,068

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Senior Software Engineer Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Senior Software Engineer in Leawood:
"Experience in the field is more important than certification."
I began taking classes at a for-profit university but didn't finish because I was able to get a job in the field and that experience was more valuable to employers than additional certifications.

Senior Software Engineer in San Diego:
"Keep Learning."
Continue to learn in order to keep up with the technologies. At the same time, don't ignore your soft skills. It's important to be able to communicate to others well about your ideas, projects, problems, solutions, etc.

Senior Software Engineer in San Diego:
"Learn by practicing."
Learn the basics of OO principles including SOLID, and a few design patterns and how to use them. Learn them by heart.

Senior Software Engineer in Virginia Beach:
"Learn to Let Go and Look at the Big Picture."
The hardest jump between being a code-monkey and taking the reigns for mentoring others and becoming more of a leader is knowing when to let others struggle. A less experienced programmer may be slower, may make mistakes and may not do things -your- way but you need to be patient. Let them struggle a little bit because eventually they'll be an asset to make the entire team successful. As you become a Senior programmer you need to be thinking about the architecture of the whole application and not get so caught up in the weeds.

Senior Software Engineer in Portland:
"Love it."
If you love Software Engineering, you will never hate a day at work. But, do not be passive about raises.

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Skills That Affect Senior Software Engineer Salaries

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C++ Programming Language
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C programming Language
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Java
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C
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Linux
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National Average
$102,000

C++
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JavaScript
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Java/J2EE
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SQL
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HTML
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C# Programming Language
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.NET
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C#
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ASP.NET
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5
based on 243 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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