Entry-Level Senior Software Engineer Salary (United States)

An Entry-Level Senior Software Engineer earns an average salary of $89,923 per year. A skill in C is associated with high pay for this job.
Entry-Level Senior Software Engineer Salary (?
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$64,922 - $122,453
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MEDIAN: $89,923
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Entry-Level Senior Software Engineer Salary (?
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$24.46 - $87.74
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$64,922 - $122,453  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,651  
Profit Sharing
$1,001 - $10,142  
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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$65,754 - $130,593  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,541
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$24.46 - $87.74  
   
Overtime
$27.00 - $63.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,651  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,001 - $10,142  
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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$65,754 - $130,593  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 51
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Pay Difference By Location

Palo Alto
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Sunnyvale
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Mountain View
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Santa Clara
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New York
up arrow 10%
Los Angeles
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Seattle
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Boston
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Atlanta
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National Average
$93,000
Chicago
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Austin
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Minneapolis
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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 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.

Skills That Affect Entry-Level Senior Software Engineer Salaries

C
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Python
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Java/J2EE
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C++
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Linux
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UNIX
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JavaScript
0%
National Average
$93,000
PHP
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HTML
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SQL
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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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Gender

Female
6%
female alumni
 
Male
94%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

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