Late-Career Software Engineer Salary

Late-Career Software Engineers enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($104K) annually. Final cash compensation to Late-Career Software Engineers varies from around $77K to approximately $155K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $20K and $13K, respectively. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Late-Career Software Engineers. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$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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90%

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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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Leading companies who hire large numbers of Late-Career Software Engineers include International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., Cisco Systems Inc, The Boeing Company, Hewlett-Packard Company, and Northrop Grumman Information Systems. Intel Corporation pays the most with a median salary of $142K, though there is little variation overall ($104K to $181K). Cisco Systems Inc, The Boeing Company, and Oracle Corp. are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Late-Career Software Engineers earning around $140K, $139K, or $132K at each firm, respectively.

With a median salary of only $106K, Hewlett-Packard Company pays the least. It seems that the compensation range of $85K to $165K isn't that wide, either. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Teradata Corp at $112K, and Northrop Grumman Information Systems where $114K is the norm, but it is worth noting that 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.

San Jose is home to an above-average pay rate for Late-Career Software Engineers, 35 percent higher than the national average. Late-Career Software Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+29 percent), San Francisco (+25 percent), Boston (+19 percent), and Los Angeles (+16 percent). The lowest-paying market is Rochester, which sits 14 percent below the national average. Workers in Minneapolis and Atlanta earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (7 percent less and 2 percent less, 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

SQL
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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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