Late-Career Software Engineer Salary

Late-Career Software Engineers receive generous compensation — earning an average of $105K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Cash earnings for Late-Career Software Engineers — including $25K in bonuses and $16K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $78K to $164K depending on individual performance. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The majority of Late-Career Software Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up the vast majority of Late-Career Software Engineers (89 percent) who took the survey. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$76,891 - $150,760
$77K
$100K
$150K
MEDIAN: $104,909
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90%

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$42.74 - $96.32
$43
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MEDIAN: $61.44
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$76,891 - $150,760  
   
Bonus
$497.77 - $24,737  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $15,781  
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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$78,214 - $163,839  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,038
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$42.74 - $96.32  
   
Overtime
$4.10 - $88.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$497.77 - $24,737  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $15,781  
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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$78,214 - $163,839  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 89
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International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., Northrop Grumman Information Systems, Intel Corporation, Lockheed Martin Corp, and Cisco Systems Inc are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Late-Career Software Engineers. For Late-Career Software Engineers, comfortable salaries can be found at Microsoft Corp; in fact, median earnings sit around $157K, the highest in the area. Other big spenders include The Boeing Company, Cisco Systems Inc, and Oracle Corp., top-paying firms where Late-Career Software Engineers see paychecks nearing $141K, $138K, or $132K.

Workers at Teradata Corp, International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., and Northrop Grumman Information Systems also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field — average earnings for these employers come to $105K, $107K, and $114K respectively.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $109,343

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Late-Career Software Engineers, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 44 percent above the national average. Late-Career Software Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Jose (+42 percent), San Francisco (+30 percent), Boston (+26 percent), and Seattle (+20 percent). Falling short of the national average by 10 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Atlanta. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Dallas and Portland (9 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Software Engineer

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 150 votes.
20 years or more
100%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Software Engineer Salaries

▲8%

▲6%

▲5%


C++
▲1%


National Average
$109,000

C
▼1%

▼1%

▼2%

SQL
▼3%


▼5%

C#
▼7%


ASP.NET
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 150 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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