The average Late-Career Software Engineer can expect to rake in roughly $89K annually. Cash earnings for Late-Career Software Engineers — including $12K in bonuses and $7K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $61K to $130K depending on individual performance. The vast majority of Late-Career Software Engineers (82 percent) who took the survey are men. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$62,055 - $123,016
$62K
$89K
$120K
MEDIAN: $89,184
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$20.36 - $128.80
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MEDIAN: $43.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$62,055 - $123,016  
   
Bonus
$976 - $12,000  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $6,904  
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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$60,639 - $129,626  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 108
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$20.36 - $128.80  
   
Overtime
$72.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$976 - $12,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $6,904  
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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$60,639 - $129,626  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15

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Key Stats for Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
0100
20 years or more
100%
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Skills That Affect Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Salaries

C++ Programming Language
up arrow 12%

Java
up arrow 6%

C++
up arrow 2%

C#
up arrow 1%

C# Programming Language
up arrow 1%

National Average
$90,000

.NET
up arrow 4%

C
up arrow 4%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 4%

SQL
up arrow 5%

C programming Language
up arrow 6%

JavaScript
up arrow 6%

Oracle
up arrow 7%

UNIX
up arrow 8%

HTML
up arrow 9%

Linux
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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