Median pay for Mid-Career Senior Software Engineers is around $96K per year. In the world of Mid-Career Senior Software Engineers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $16K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $15K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $71K and $139K. The company and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$69,864 - $128,528
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MEDIAN: $96,224
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$31.23 - $86.18
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$69,864 - $128,528  
   
Bonus
$978 - $15,879  
Profit Sharing
$506 - $14,934  
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$70,724 - $139,448  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 3,275
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$29$58$87
Hourly Rate
$31.23 - $86.18  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.55  
Overtime
$31.54 - $86.85  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$978 - $15,879  
   
Profit Sharing
$506 - $14,934  
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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$70,724 - $139,448  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 300

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Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp, International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., Cognizant, Accenture, and Wipro Technologies Ltd. are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Mid-Career Senior Software Engineers. Qualcomm Inc attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $112K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., Cognizant, and Wipro Technologies Ltd., top-paying firms where Mid-Career Senior Software Engineers rake in a respectable $100K, $89K, or $75K, respectively.

Workers also receive paychecks lighter than average at Accenture ($71K), Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp ($74K), and Wipro Technologies Ltd. ($75K).

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $99,280

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Mid-Career Senior Software Engineers, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 30 percent above the national average. Mid-Career Senior Software Engineers will also find cushy salaries in San Jose (+29 percent), Seattle (+21 percent), Washington (+14 percent), and New York (+13 percent). With compensation 4 percent below the national average, Minneapolis is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

Key Stats for Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 440 votes.
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5-9 years
71%
10-19 years
29%
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Skills That Affect Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Salaries


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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 440 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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