Late-Career Software Engineer Salary

Salaries for Late-Career Software Engineers are generous, with average pay above six figures ($102K) per year. In the world of Late-Career Software Engineers, total cash compensation can vary between $77K and $153K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $20K and $13K, respectively. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Job satisfaction for Late-Career Software Engineers is high. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$75,481 - $142,001
(Median)
$75K
$100K
$140K
MEDIAN: $102,449
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$35.12 - $97.52
(Median)
$35
$60
$98
MEDIAN: $59.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$75,481 - $142,001  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,812  
Profit Sharing
$819 - $12,900  
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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$76,708 - $152,828  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,395
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$35.12 - $97.52  
   
Overtime
$33.29 - $81.70  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,812  
   
Profit Sharing
$819 - $12,900  
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).
)
$76,708 - $152,828  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 125
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Popular Employer Salaries for Late-Career Software Engineer


International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., Cisco Systems Inc, The Boeing Company, Northrop Grumman Information Systems, and Hewlett-Packard Company are all popular places to work. Although Intel Corporation heads up the field in terms of compensation, offering the highest median salary at $140K, pay at this particular employer still varies considerably, running the full spectrum from $103K to $182K. The Boeing Company, Cisco Systems Inc, and Oracle Corp. are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Late-Career Software Engineers earning around $139K, $138K, or $132K at each firm, respectively.

Hewlett-Packard Company offers the lowest compensation; the median salary there averages out to only $109K. The pay range is also narrow, ranging between $84K and $168K. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Northrop Grumman Information Systems at $114K, and Northrop Grumman Corporation where $116K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Late-Career Software Engineers there earn up to $224K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Late-Career Software Engineers, busy San Jose offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 36 percent above the national average. Late-Career Software Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+29 percent), New York (+28 percent), Boston (+19 percent), and Los Angeles (+10 percent). With compensation 9 percent below the national average, Rochester is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Minneapolis (6 percent lower) and Raleigh (2 percent lower).

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Skills That Affect Late-Career 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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JavaScript
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National Average
$106,000

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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 307 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 10%
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