Average pay for a Late-Career Software Engineer is considerable, rounding six figures at $106K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $25K and $15K, respectively — total cash payment to Late-Career Software Engineers can bottom out near $78K or peak near $163K depending on individual performance. Residence and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 89 percent of Late-Career Software Engineers are male. The majority of Late-Career Software Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$77,234 - $150,167
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$77,234 - $150,167  
   
Bonus
$496.65 - $24,794  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $15,316  
Total Pay (?
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$78,392 - $163,065  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,114
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$32$64$96
Hourly Rate
$43.12 - $94.33  
   
Overtime
$4.03 - $88.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$496.65 - $24,794  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $15,316  
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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$78,392 - $163,065  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 93

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Many Late-Career Software Engineers can be found at International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., Intel Corporation, Northrop Grumman Information Systems, Lockheed Martin Corp, and Cisco Systems Inc, firms that are at the top of the field. The Boeing Company attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $158K. Other leaders in compensation levels are Microsoft Corp at $157K, Cisco Systems Inc at $138K, and Oracle Corp., where Late-Career Software Engineers annually earn $132K.

Teradata Corp, International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., and Northrop Grumman Information Systems also scrape the bottom of the pay scale, with median earnings hovering around $105K, $111K, and $114K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $109,915

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For Late-Career Software Engineers, working in the bustling city of San Jose has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Late-Career Software Engineers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+39 percent), Boston (+28 percent), San Francisco (+28 percent), and Austin (+13 percent). With compensation 9 percent below the national average, Atlanta is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Dallas (8 percent lower) and Portland (7 percent lower).

Key Stats for Software Engineer

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 154 votes.
20 years or more
100%
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Skills That Affect Software Engineer Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 154 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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