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Late-Career Software Engineer Salary

Generous salaries abound for Late-Career Software Engineers , with average pay above six figures ($102K) per year. Total incomes of Late-Career Software Engineers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $20K from bonuses and close to $13K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $77K and $153K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The vast majority (89 percent) of Late-Career Software Engineers who answered the questionnaire are male. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$75,476 - $141,518
(Median)
$75K
$100K
$140K
MEDIAN: $102,142
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$34.69 - $97.52
(Median)
$35
$60
$98
MEDIAN: $59.00
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90%

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National Salary 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$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$75,476 - $141,518  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,705  
Profit Sharing
$817 - $12,609  
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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$76,524 - $152,626  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,348
National Hourly Rate 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$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$34.69 - $97.52  
   
Overtime
$33.51 - $81.09  
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.
)
$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,705  
   
Profit Sharing
$817 - $12,609  
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).
)
$76,524 - $152,626  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 125

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Popular Employer Salaries for Late-Career Software Engineer


Late-Career Software Engineers fill the offices of leading firms International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., Cisco Systems Inc, The Boeing Company, Northrop Grumman Information Systems, and Hewlett-Packard Company. Intel Corporation offers the largest salaries in town ($142K on average), but the considerable range in workers' salaries creates a rather varied pay scale that stretches from $103K to $184K. Cisco Systems Inc, The Boeing Company, and Oracle Corp. also offer top salaries for Late-Career Software Engineers. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $138K, $137K, and $132K, respectively.

Offering a median salary of only $106K, Hewlett-Packard Company pays the least. Not only that, but the earnings range of $84K to $166K is pretty narrow, too. 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, 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 San Francisco (+29 percent), New York (+27 percent), Boston (+19 percent), and Los Angeles (+12 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Rochester, 9 percent below the national average.

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Skills That Affect Late-Career Software Engineer Salaries

Python
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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
0%

National Average
$106,000

HTML
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SQL
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C#
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.NET
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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

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 314 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 10%
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