Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Salary

The average pay for a Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer is $99,935 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$71,654 - $134,487
$72K
$100K
$130K
MEDIAN: $99,935
10%
50%
90%

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$33.41 - $91.33
$33
$59
$91
MEDIAN: $58.90
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$71,654 - $134,487  
   
Bonus
$992 - $16,767  
Profit Sharing
$501 - $14,659  
Commission
$3,052  
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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$72,763 - $146,056  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6,915
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$31$62$93
Hourly Rate
$33.41 - $91.33  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.55  
Overtime
$32.20 - $83.81  
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.
)
$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$992 - $16,767  
   
Commission
$3,052  
Profit Sharing
$501 - $14,659  
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).
)
$72,763 - $146,056  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 610
© PayScale, Inc. @ www.payscale.com

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Job Description for Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer

Sr. software engineers/developers/programmers are in charge of a team of computer professionals who develop the different software programs sold by software companies or used by various businesses. As the head of this department, they must be able to solve problems that even the intelligent people whom they work with may not be able to handle. Their job is to lead a team in developing products that make work and everyday life easier for the general public or for business employees.

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Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Tasks

  • Test and document software for client applications.
  • Write, modify, and debug software for client applications.
  • Write code to create single-threaded or user interface event driven applications, either stand-alone and those which access servers or services.
  • Use source debuggers and visual development environments.

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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $103,299

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Key Stats for Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1031 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
15%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Salaries

▲10%

▲5%

National Average
$103,000

▼3%

▼11%

Skills That Affect Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Salaries


▲5%

▲4%

▲4%

C++
▼0%

Oracle
▼0%

National Average
$103,000

▼2%


SQL
▼3%


▼4%

▼4%


C#
▼9%

▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1031 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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