Late-Career Software Engineer Salary

Salaries for Late-Career Software Engineers are generous, with average pay above six figures ($104K) per year. Overall cash earnings for Late-Career Software Engineers stretch from $77K on the lower end to $155K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $20K from bonuses and $13K from profit sharing. Location and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Most Late-Career Software Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$76,408 - $145,032
(Median)
$76K
$100K
$150K
MEDIAN: $103,558
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$32.50 - $97.70
(Median)
$32
$59
$98
MEDIAN: $59.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$76,408 - $145,032  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,204  
Profit Sharing
$778 - $12,930  
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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$77,302 - $155,433  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,664
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$32.50 - $97.70  
   
Overtime
$25.17 - $89.40  
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$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,204  
   
Profit Sharing
$778 - $12,930  
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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$77,302 - $155,433  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 134
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Late-Career Software Engineers fill the offices of leading firms International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., Cisco Systems Inc, The Boeing Company, Hewlett-Packard Company, and Northrop Grumman Information Systems. Late-Career Software Engineers in search of the best pay head to Intel Corporation, where the median salary rolls in at $142K. Although pay is top-notch overall, it does seem to be curbed at $181K, which isn't dramatically higher than the lower-end figure of $104K. Late-Career Software Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks at Cisco Systems Inc ($140K), The Boeing Company ($139K), and Oracle Corp. ($132K).

The consistently lowest paying firm is Hewlett-Packard Company, where the median salary is just $106K. There isn't much variation there, either; the pay scale ranges only from $85K to $165K. Other low-paying employers include Teradata Corp at $112K and Northrop Grumman Information Systems at $114K, though some Late-Career Software Engineers there earn up to $152K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $107,762

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

With a pay rate for Late-Career Software Engineers that is 35 percent greater than the national average, San Jose offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Late-Career Software Engineers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+29 percent), San Francisco (+25 percent), Boston (+19 percent), and Los Angeles (+16 percent). With compensation 14 percent below the national average, Rochester is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers in Minneapolis and Atlanta also lean toward paying below-median salaries (7 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively).

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Skills That Affect Software Engineer Salaries

Python
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Linux
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C++
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UNIX
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Oracle
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C
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JavaScript
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National Average
$108,000

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HTML
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C#
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ASP.NET
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Microsoft SQL Server
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Visual Basic (VB)
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 326 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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