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Late-Career Software Engineer Salary

Late-Career Software Engineers can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $105K) surpassing six figures annually. In the world of Late-Career Software Engineers, overall income ranges from $74K near the bottom to $150K at the top; this can include more than $20K from bonuses and more than $11K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Residence and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Late-Career Software Engineers who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 88 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
$73,296 - $139,810
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MEDIAN: $101,641
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$30.06 - $99.67
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MEDIAN: $55.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$73,296 - $139,810  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,680  
Profit Sharing
$822 - $10,926  
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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$73,945 - $150,297  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,227
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$34$68$102
Hourly Rate
$30.06 - $99.67  
   
Overtime
$22.30 - $78.91  
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 - $19,680  
   
Profit Sharing
$822 - $10,926  
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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$73,945 - $150,297  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 115
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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., The Boeing Company, Northrop Grumman Information Systems, Cisco Systems Inc, and Lockheed Martin Corp. Those at Intel Corporation can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $145K. Late-Career Software Engineers will also find cushy salaries at Cisco Systems Inc (+$141K), Oracle Corp. (+$132K), and Lockheed Martin Corp (+$122K).

Also sliding in at the lower end of the scale are Northrop Grumman Information Systems ($114K), Northrop Grumman Corporation ($118K), and International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. ($119K).

Pay Difference by Location


San Jose offers some of the highest pay in the country for Late-Career Software Engineers, 36 percent above the national average. Late-Career Software Engineers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+28 percent), San Francisco (+26 percent), Boston (+15 percent), and Houston (+12 percent). Rochester is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 11 percent.

Skills That Affect Late-Career Software Engineer Salaries

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National Average
$105,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 310 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 10%