Wages for Senior Software Engineers in Austin are generous, with average pay above six figures ($104K) per year. Though the majority of Austin Senior Software Engineers do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$71,717 - $131,841
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MEDIAN: $103,542
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$30.20 - $126.71
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Salary
$71,717 - $131,841  
   
Bonus
$2,018 - $14,147  
Profit Sharing
$10,000  
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$72,921 - $142,886  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 143
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$30.20 - $126.71  
   
Overtime
$60.00  
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$2,018 - $14,147  
   
Profit Sharing
$10,000  
Total Pay (?
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$72,921 - $142,886  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 10

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Travis County, Texas
931,840
Male:
475,718 (51.1%)
Female:
456,122 (48.9%)
Austin (/ˈɒstᵻn, ˈɔː-/) is the capital of the U.S. state of Texas and the seat of Travis County. It is the 11th-most populated city in the U.S and the 4th-most populated in Texas. It is the fastest growing of the 50 largest US cities and the second largest state capital city in the United States after Phoenix, Arizona. As of June 1, 2016, Austin had a population of 931,830 (U.S. Census Bureau estimate). Located in Central Texas in the foothills of Texas Hill Country, the city is home to numerous lakes, rivers, and waterways including Lady Bird Lake, Barton Springs, McKinney Falls, the Colorado River, Lake Travis, and Lake Walter E. Long. It is the cultural and economic center of the Austin–Round Rock metropolitan area, which had an estimated population of 2,010,860 as of June 1, 2016. In the 1830s, pioneers began to settle the area in central Austin along the Colorado...
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Pay by Experience Level for Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $88K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $102K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $114K. Senior Software Engineers in Austin with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $127K.

Key Stats for Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Salaries



National Average
$109,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

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

Linux
up arrow 11%


C++ Programming Language
up arrow 7%

Java
0%

National Average
$109,000

up arrow 7%

Java/J2EE
up arrow 7%


C
up arrow 9%

ASP.NET
up arrow 10%


C++
up arrow 11%

ASP.NET Framework
up arrow 11%

SQL
up arrow 12%

C#
up arrow 13%

Python
up arrow 26%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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