Late-Career Software Engineer Salary

Salaries for Late-Career Software Engineers are generous, with average pay above six figures ($102K) per year. With some bonuses approaching $20K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $12K, overall incomes of Late-Career Software Engineers spread between $76K and $153K depending on individual performance. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Most Late-Career Software Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$75,181 - $141,693
(Median)
$75K
$100K
$140K
MEDIAN: $102,266
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$34.60 - $97.44
(Median)
$35
$59
$97
MEDIAN: $58.00
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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
$75,181 - $141,693  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,757  
Profit Sharing
$798 - $12,233  
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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$76,350 - $152,806  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,322
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
$34.60 - $97.44  
   
Overtime
$33.69 - $80.54  
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 - $19,757  
   
Profit Sharing
$798 - $12,233  
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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$76,350 - $152,806  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 124

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Late-Career Software Engineers fill the offices of leading firms International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., The Boeing Company, Cisco Systems Inc, Northrop Grumman Information Systems, and Hewlett-Packard Company. Intel Corporation does shell out the biggest paychecks — the median in that office is $142K — but the company pay scale is greatly mixed, meaning that workers on the low end may earn only $103K while workers on the upper end may rake in up to $184K. Late-Career Software Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks at Cisco Systems Inc ($139K), Oracle Corp. ($132K), and The Boeing Company ($130K).

Hewlett-Packard Company reports the lowest median salary in the area (it's only $106K) but some workers make up to $166K, indicating a rather large gap in employee earnings. 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, 37 percent higher than the national average. Late-Career Software Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+27 percent), New York (+26 percent), Boston (+17 percent), and Los Angeles (+12 percent). In Rochester, salaries are 9 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

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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
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National Average
$106,000

HTML
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C#
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SQL
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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 319 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 11%