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Late-Career Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Salary

The average Late-Career Software Engineer can expect to rake in roughly $84K per year. Cash earnings for Late-Career Software Engineers — including $12K in bonuses and $15K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $60K to $121K depending on individual performance. The vast majority of Late-Career Software Engineers (87 percent) who took the survey are men. Job satisfaction for Late-Career Software Engineers is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$60,585 - $111,402
(Median)
$61K
$84K
$110K
MEDIAN: $83,582
10%
50%
90%

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$23.08 - $98.87
(Median)
$23
$44
$99
MEDIAN: $43.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary 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$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$60,585 - $111,402  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,164  
Profit Sharing
$503 - $14,899  
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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$59,555 - $121,140  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 125
National Hourly Rate 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$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$23.08 - $98.87  
   
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.
)
$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,164  
   
Profit Sharing
$503 - $14,899  
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).
)
$59,555 - $121,140  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 24

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Skills That Affect Late-Career Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Salaries

Perl
up arrow 16%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 9%

UNIX
up arrow 7%

.NET
up arrow 2%

Linux
up arrow 2%

C
up arrow 2%

Java
up arrow 1%

C#
0%

C++
0%

National Average
$86,000

SQL
up arrow 2%

Oracle
up arrow 3%

JavaScript
up arrow 4%

HTML
up arrow 5%

Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 16%
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