Experienced Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Salary

Earnings for Experienced Software Engineers come in at around $88K per year on average. Total cash earnings of Experienced Software Engineers range from $61K on the low end to $135K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $15K and $5K, respectively. Location and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority of Experienced Software Engineers (84 percent) who took the survey are men. Job satisfaction for Experienced Software Engineers is high. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$62,455 - $126,168
$62K
$88K
$130K
MEDIAN: $87,570
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90%

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$18.87 - $81.27
$19
$40
$81
MEDIAN: $39.96
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$62,455 - $126,168  
   
Bonus
$515 - $15,063  
Profit Sharing
$197.27 - $4,562  
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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$60,889 - $134,749  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 465
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$18.87 - $81.27  
   
Overtime
$34.84 - $136.39  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$515 - $15,063  
   
Profit Sharing
$197.27 - $4,562  
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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$60,889 - $134,749  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 62

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Although Amazon.com Inc offers the highest salaries (median pay is $142K), survey participants reported a rather limited pay range of $120K to $178K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $88,142

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Experienced Software Engineers, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 45 percent above the national average. Experienced Software Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+42 percent), Albuquerque (+31 percent), Denver (+29 percent), and San Jose (+28 percent). Falling short of the national average by 13 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Atlanta. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Los Angeles and Phoenix (11 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 67 votes.
10-19 years
87%
20 years or more
13%
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Skills That Affect Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Salaries

JavaScript
▲7%

C++ Programming Language
▲5%

C++
▲4%

Java
▲4%

Linux
▲4%

Oracle
▲3%

C
▲1%

National Average
$88,000

C# Programming Language
▼1%

SQL
▼2%

C#
▼3%

.NET
▼3%

HTML
▼4%

ASP.NET Framework
▼4%

Microsoft SQL Server
▼5%

ASP.NET
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 67 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 12%