Late-Career Software Engineer Salary (United States)

Average pay for Late-Career Software Engineers is more than reasonable, with annual salaries pushing past the six figure mark ($103,916). Including potential bonuses and profit sharing proceeds (more than $19,544 for each in exceptional cases) overall income bottoms out near $72,775 and hits $148,178 on the high end. Residency is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the company. Medical benefits are awarded to a solid majority, and most earn dental coverage. Late-Career Software Engineers are largely men, dominating the profession at 89 percent. Work is enjoyable for Late-Career Software Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.
Late-Career Software Engineer Salary (?
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$72,247 - $138,383
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MEDIAN: $101,002
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Late-Career Software Engineer Salary (?
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$29.52 - $95.30
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$72,247 - $138,383  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,544  
Profit Sharing
$900 - $10,486  
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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$72,775 - $148,178  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,147
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$32$64$96
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$29.52 - $95.30  
   
Overtime
$22.30 - $78.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,544  
   
Profit Sharing
$900 - $10,486  
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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$72,775 - $148,178  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 113
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Late-Career Software Engineers fill the offices of leading firms International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., The Boeing Company, Northrop Grumman Information Systems, Cisco Systems Inc, and Lockheed Martin Corp. With a median salary of $141,312, Cisco Systems Inc offers Late-Career Software Engineers the highest pay in their field; however, earnings are capped at $179K, limiting employee salary growth. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Intel Corporation, Oracle Corp., and Lockheed Martin Corp, top-paying firms where Late-Career Software Engineers rake in a whopping $140,000, $132,286, or $121,621, respectively.
The consistently lowest paying firm on the list is Hewlett-Packard Company, where the median salary is just $98,554. Other low-paying employers include Northrop Grumman Information Systems at $114,179 and The Boeing Company at $117,531, though some Late-Career Software Engineers there earn up to $158K.

Pay Difference By Location

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San Jose offers some of the highest pay in the country for Late-Career Software Engineers, 38 percent above the national average. Other urban areas shelling out big bucks include New York, San Francisco, Boston, and Los Angeles, where Late-Career Software Engineers typically earn around 26 percent, 24 percent, 19 percent, and 13 percent more than usual. Minneapolis is the lowest-paying area, 12 percent south of the national average. Rochester and Austin are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median—salaries hover around -10 percent and -2 percent, respectively.
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Skills That Affect Late-Career Software Engineer Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
11%
female alumni
 
Male
89%
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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 11%