An Entry-Level Senior Software Engineer earns an average salary of $99,719 per year. A skill in Python is associated with high pay for this job.

$71,224 - $137,124
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MEDIAN: $99,719
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$29.80 - $81.08
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$71,224 - $137,124  
   
Bonus
$1,489 - $18,361  
Profit Sharing
$297.99 - $24,832  
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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$72,612 - $145,508  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,124
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$31$62$93
Hourly Rate
$29.80 - $81.08  
   
Hourly Tips
$20.00  
Overtime
$31.08 - $91.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$1,489 - $18,361  
   
Profit Sharing
$297.99 - $24,832  
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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$72,612 - $145,508  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 70

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Senior Software Engineer Advice

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

Senior Software Engineer in Boise:
Being motivated and competent makes you a programming superstar. Also if you're not funny don't tell jokes.

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.

Senior Software Engineer in Okemos:
"Get Out Of Debt."
Get out of debt as quickly as possible. Start maxing out your 401(k) (or equivalent) when you're young so you get used to saving for retirement.

Key Stats for Senior Software Engineer

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 232 votes.
054
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
44%
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Skills That Affect Senior Software Engineer Salaries

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C
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Linux
0%

National Average
$103,000

Java/J2EE
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C++
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SQL
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HTML
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.NET
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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 232 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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