Late-Career Software Engineer Salary

Late-Career Software Engineers enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($103K) annually. With some bonuses approaching $20K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $13K, overall incomes of Late-Career Software Engineers spread between $77K and $153K depending on individual performance. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most Late-Career Software Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$75,658 - $141,930
(Median)
$76K
$100K
$140K
MEDIAN: $102,505
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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
$75,658 - $141,930  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,798  
Profit Sharing
$824 - $12,840  
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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$76,868 - $152,756  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,409
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 (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,798  
   
Profit Sharing
$824 - $12,840  
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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$76,868 - $152,756  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 125
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Popular Employer Salaries for Late-Career Software Engineer


Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Late-Career Software Engineers include International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., Cisco Systems Inc, The Boeing Company, Northrop Grumman Information Systems, and Hewlett-Packard Company. For Late-Career Software Engineers, comfortable salaries can be found at Intel Corporation; in fact, average earnings are around $140K, the highest in the area, though the difference in the company's lowest and highest employee paychecks ($103K versus $182K) is great. Other leaders in compensation levels are The Boeing Company at $139K, Cisco Systems Inc at $138K, and Oracle Corp., where Late-Career Software Engineers annually earn $132K.

Employees of Hewlett-Packard Company can expect to make the least, with the company offering a median salary of $109K; however, pay is widely dispersed from top to bottom, ranging from $84K to $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


San Jose is home to an above-average pay rate for Late-Career Software Engineers, 36 percent higher than the national average. Late-Career Software Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+29 percent), San Francisco (+29 percent), Boston (+19 percent), and Los Angeles (+10 percent). Rochester is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 9 percent. 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

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JavaScript
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$107,000

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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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