Entry-Level Senior Software Engineer Salary

The average salary for an Entry-Level Senior Software Engineer is $92,448 per year.

$66,085 - $126,275

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$25.34 - $88.77

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$66,085 - $126,275  
   
Bonus
$101.22 - $14,798  
Profit Sharing
$990 - $14,594  
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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$66,840 - $134,246  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,339
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$25.34 - $88.77  
   
Overtime
$27.09 - $67.27  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$101.22 - $14,798  
   
Profit Sharing
$990 - $14,594  
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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$66,840 - $134,246  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 68
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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 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.

Senior Software Engineer in Beaverton:
"Recycled Code By Dilbert."
It is rare to work on a truly new project. Most projects are variations on an existing product, and much of your time will be delving into pre-existing code (usually poorly written) to fix problems or modify it in some way. This is not necessarily all bad. The work can be very challenging, and you often learn new tricks or ways of doing things. Much of your time will be spent in meetings, where insignificant details are debated for hours. Dilbert accurately portrays an engineer's life.

Senior Software Engineer in Seattle:
Don't be shy, keep your ears open and talk to coworkers about the problems they are working on and offer any insight you have and accept any they may have for your tasks.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Senior Software Engineer Salaries

C
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C++
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Java
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Linux
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Java/J2EE
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UNIX
0%

National Average
$96,000

JavaScript
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PHP
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SQL
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HTML
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C#
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ASP.NET
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.NET
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Microsoft SQL Server
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 348 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 6%
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