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

With nearly all of Experienced Software Engineers reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Experienced Software Engineers is $83,239 per year and can range from $56,034 on the lower end to $121,913 per year near the higher end. Overall cash income ranges from $56,792 near the bottom to $113,664) near the top; it includes potential earnings of $14,681 from bonuses and $9,635 from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Benefits are common in this line of work, with most reporting medical and dental coverage and a majority collecting vision insurance. Men account for the majority of Experienced Software Engineers—88 percent to be exact. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. 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
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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  
PayScale
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  
PayScale
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, busy Seattle offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 35 percent above the national average. Experienced Software Engineers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+27 percent) and New York (+12 percent). Trailing the national average by 14 percent, Denver is the market with the smallest paychecks.

Skills That Affect Experienced Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Salaries

UNIX
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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
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.NET
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Microsoft SQL Server
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HTML
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SQL
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VB.Net
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Visual Basic (VB)
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Job Satisfaction

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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%
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