Late-Career Software Engineer Salary

Late-Career Software Engineers receive generous compensation — earning an average of $106K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Final cash compensation to Late-Career Software Engineers varies from around $78K to approximately $163K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $25K and $15K, respectively. Location and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$76,509 - $150,449
$77K
$110K
$150K
MEDIAN: $105,783
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50%
90%

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$41.99 - $100.08
$42
$61
$100
MEDIAN: $60.69
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$76,509 - $150,449  
   
Bonus
$493.16 - $24,883  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $15,249  
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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$77,877 - $163,011  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,085
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$41.99 - $100.08  
   
Overtime
$4.10 - $88.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$493.16 - $24,883  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $15,249  
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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$77,877 - $163,011  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 92

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International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., Northrop Grumman Information Systems, Intel Corporation, Lockheed Martin Corp, and Cisco Systems Inc are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Late-Career Software Engineers. Microsoft Corp leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $157K. Late-Career Software Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks at The Boeing Company ($141K), Cisco Systems Inc ($138K), and Oracle Corp. ($132K).

Teradata Corp, International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., and Northrop Grumman Information Systems also rank near the bottom for pay, handing out $105K, $107K, and $114K-paychecks on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $109,835

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

For those looking to make money, Late-Career Software Engineers in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 43 percent above the national average. Late-Career Software Engineers will also find cushy salaries in San Jose (+41 percent), San Francisco (+30 percent), Boston (+26 percent), and Seattle (+19 percent). Trailing the national average by 10 percent, Atlanta is the market with the smallest paychecks. Dallas and Portland are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 9 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively.

Key Stats for Software Engineer

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 163 votes.
20 years or more
100%
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Skills That Affect Software Engineer Salaries

▲8%

▲5%


▲4%

C++
▲1%


National Average
$110,000

C
▼2%

▼2%

SQL
▼3%

▼3%


▼6%

C#
▼8%


ASP.NET
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 163 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 11%
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