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Late-Career Software Engineer Salary (United States)

Late-Career Software Engineers see excellent average salaries — about $104K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $20K and $10K, respectively — total cash payment to Late-Career Software Engineers can bottom out near $73K or peak near $148K depending on individual performance. Residence and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The greater part report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair portion collect dental insurance. In this field, men are more common than women; 89 percent of Late-Career Software Engineers are male. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Late-Career Software Engineers. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
Late-Career Software Engineer Salary (?
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$72,247 - $138,383
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MEDIAN: $101,002
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Late-Career Software Engineer Salary (?
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$29.52 - $95.30
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$72,247 - $138,383  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,544  
Profit Sharing
$900 - $10,486  
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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$72,775 - $148,178  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,147
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$32$64$96
Hourly Rate
$29.52 - $95.30  
   
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 - $19,544  
   
Profit Sharing
$900 - $10,486  
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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$72,775 - $148,178  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 113
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Popular Employer Salaries for Late-Career Software Engineer

Dominating the field, International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., The Boeing Company, Northrop Grumman Information Systems, Cisco Systems Inc, and Lockheed Martin Corp are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Late-Career Software Engineers. Although Cisco Systems Inc offers the highest salaries (median pay is $141K), survey participants reported a rather limited pay range of $105K to $179K. Late-Career Software Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks at Intel Corporation ($140K), Oracle Corp. ($132K), and Lockheed Martin Corp ($122K).
Other low-paying employers include Northrop Grumman Information Systems at $114K and The Boeing Company at $118K, though some Late-Career Software Engineers there earn up to $158K.

Pay Difference By Location

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For those looking to make money, Late-Career Software Engineers in San Jose enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 38 percent above the national average. Also paying near the top of the field are New York, San Francisco, Boston, and Los Angeles, where Late-Career Software Engineers annually earn 26 percent, 24 percent, 19 percent, and 13 percent more than the national average. The lowest-paying market is Minneapolis, which sits 12 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 10 percent less in Rochester and 2 percent less in Austin, below-median salaries for those in this field.
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Skills That Affect Late-Career Software Engineer Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
11%
female alumni
 
Male
89%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 11%