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Experienced Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Salary (United States)

Experienced Software Engineers usually make around $82K per year. Final cash compensation to Experienced Software Engineers varies from around $56K to approximately $122K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $15K and $10K, respectively. A solid majority enjoy medical while a fair portion get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Men make up the vast majority of Experienced Software Engineers (88 percent). Most Experienced Software Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
Experienced Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Salary (?
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$56,792 - $113,664
(Median)
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82K
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MEDIAN: $81,658
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Experienced Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Salary (?
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$17.00 - $67.24
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MEDIAN: $34.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$56,792 - $113,664  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,681  
Profit Sharing
$613 - $9,635  
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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$56,034 - $121,913  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 616
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.00 - $67.24  
   
Overtime
$23.27 - $66.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,681  
   
Profit Sharing
$613 - $9,635  
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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$56,034 - $121,913  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 65
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Seattle
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San Francisco
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New York
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Austin
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National Average
$83,000
Houston
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Denver
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For Experienced Software Engineers, working in the bustling city of Seattle has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Experienced Software Engineers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+27 percent) and New York (+12 percent). With compensation 14 percent below the national average, Denver is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.
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Skills That Affect Experienced Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Salaries

UNIX
up arrow 11%
Oracle
up arrow 9%
Linux
up arrow 8%
C
up arrow 7%
C++
up arrow 3%
Java
0%
ASP.NET
0%
National Average
$83,000
C#
up arrow 1%
JavaScript
up arrow 1%
.NET
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Microsoft SQL Server
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HTML
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SQL
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VB.Net
up arrow 12%
Visual Basic (VB)
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Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 170 votes.

Gender

Female
12%
female alumni
 
Male
88%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 12%