Generous salaries abound for Late-Career Software Engineers , with average pay above six figures ($106K) per year. Cash earnings for Late-Career Software Engineers — which occasionally include more than $24K from bonuses and more than $16K from profit sharing — stretch from around $79K to approximately $164K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The vast majority of Late-Career Software Engineers (89 percent) who took the survey are men. For the most part, Late-Career Software Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$78,106 - $150,066
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MEDIAN: $105,967
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$44.21 - $94.33
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MEDIAN: $62.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$78,106 - $150,066  
   
Bonus
$496.16 - $23,570  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $15,539  
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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$79,281 - $163,802  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,114
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$32$64$96
Hourly Rate
$44.21 - $94.33  
   
Overtime
$3.93 - $89.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$496.16 - $23,570  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $15,539  
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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$79,281 - $163,802  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 93
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Late-Career Software Engineers flock to International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., Intel Corporation, Northrop Grumman Information Systems, Lockheed Martin Corp, and Hewlett-Packard Company, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. The Boeing Company leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $160K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Microsoft Corp, Cisco Systems Inc, and Oracle Corp., top-paying firms where Late-Career Software Engineers rake in a whopping $141K, $138K, or $132K, respectively.

Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Teradata Corp at $105K, and International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. where $110K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Late-Career Software Engineers there earn up to $157K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $110,390

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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 can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+31 percent), San Francisco (+28 percent), Boston (+25 percent), and Austin (+14 percent). In Atlanta, salaries are 11 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers also pay below the national average in Dallas and Portland (8 percent lower).

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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 161 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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