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). Overall cash allowance, including $19,544 each for bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, generally bottoms out around $72,247 and peaks near $138,383. Residency and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Male Late-Career Software Engineers far outnumber their female counterparys in the field. The majority of Late-Career Software Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview are derived from responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Late-Career Software Engineer Salary (?
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$72,247 - $138,383
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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  
PayScale
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
Hourly Rate
$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  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 113
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Popular Employer Salaries for Late-Career Software Engineer

International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., The Boeing Company, Northrop Grumman Information Systems, Cisco Systems Inc, and Lockheed Martin Corp are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Late-Career Software Engineers. Employees at Cisco Systems Inc enjoy the biggest paychecks, and $141,312 is the median salary. Range in pay, on the other hand, is narrow, starting at $105K and nearing the top at only $179K. Also paying near the top of the field are Intel Corporation at $140,000, Oracle Corp. at $132,286, and Lockheed Martin Corp, where Late-Career Software Engineers annually earn $121,621.
Hewlett-Packard Company offers the lowest pay in the field, with a median salary of just $98,554. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Northrop Grumman Information Systems at $114,179, and The Boeing Company where $117,531 is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Late-Career Software Engineers there earn up to $158K.

Pay Difference By Location

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For those looking to make money, Late-Career Software Engineers in San Jose enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 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. Falling short of the national average by 12 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Minneapolis. Workers in Rochester and Austin earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (-10 percent and -2 percent).

Skills That Affect Late-Career Software Engineer Salaries

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Gender

Female
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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%
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