Experienced Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Salary

Pay for Experienced Software Engineers sits in the ballpark of $88K annually. Total cash compensation to Experienced Software Engineers bottoms out near $60K and approaches $132K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $15K from bonuses and almost $5K from profit sharing. Geography 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 more than half. Most Experienced Software Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Experienced Software Engineers (84 percent) survey respondents are men. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$61,970 - $124,670
$62K
$88K
$120K
MEDIAN: $88,113
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$19.60 - $80.54
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$0$132K
Salary $61,970 - $124,670
Bonus $929 - $15,113
Profit Sharing $97.87 - $4,530
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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$60,280 - $132,483
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 494
Hourly Data $0$135
Hourly Rate $19.60 - $80.54
Overtime $34.64 - $135.27
Annual Data $0$132K
Bonus $929 - $15,113
Profit Sharing $97.87 - $4,530
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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$60,280 - $132,483
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 66

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Pay for Experienced Software Engineers is best at Amazon.com Inc, which offers a median salary of $142K. However, the highest reported salaries don't seem to be much higher than the lowest ones; the pay range here runs from $120K to $178K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $88,610

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

For Experienced Software Engineers, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 44 percent greater than the national average. Experienced Software Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+41 percent), Albuquerque (+30 percent), Denver (+28 percent), and San Jose (+27 percent). The lowest-paying market is Atlanta, which sits 13 percent below the national average. Los Angeles and Phoenix are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 11 percent lower and 10 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 83 votes.
10-19 years
87%
20 years or more
13%
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Skills That Affect Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Salaries

JavaScript
▲6%

C++ Programming Language
▲5%

C++
▲3%

Java
▲3%

Linux
▲3%

Oracle
▲3%

C
▼0%

National Average
$89,000

C# Programming Language
▼2%

SQL
▼2%

C#
▼4%

.NET
▼4%

HTML
▼4%

Microsoft SQL Server
▼5%

ASP.NET Framework
▼5%

ASP.NET
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 83 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 13%
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