Mid-Career Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Salary

Earnings for Mid-Career Senior Software Engineers come in at around $87K per year on average. In the world of Mid-Career Senior Software Engineers, overall income ranges from $65K near the bottom to $126K at the top; this can include more than $14K from bonuses and more than $10K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geographic location and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$64,094 - $116,827
(Median)
$64K
$87K
$120K
MEDIAN: $87,437
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$33.45 - $78.65
(Median)
$33
$53
$79
MEDIAN: $52.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$64,094 - $116,827  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,835  
Profit Sharing
$979 - $10,226  
Commission
$0.00 - $14,899  
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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$65,437 - $125,567  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 6,754
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$33.45 - $78.65  
   
Overtime
$0.86 - $73.69  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,835  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $14,899  
Profit Sharing
$979 - $10,226  
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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$65,437 - $125,567  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 504

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Popular Employer Salaries for Mid-Career Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer


Although Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp offers the highest salaries (median pay is $75K), survey participants reported a rather limited pay range of $57K to $87K.

The lowest salaries can be found at Cognizant — median pay is $72K — and there is little variation in compensation, with paychecks starting at $65K and only reaching $79K.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Mid-Career Senior Software Engineers that is 25 percent greater than the national average, San Jose offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Mid-Career Senior Software Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Santa Clara (+21 percent), San Francisco (+20 percent), New York (+16 percent), and Seattle (+13 percent). Trailing the national average by 5 percent, Atlanta is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers in Minneapolis and Dallas also lean toward paying below-median salaries (3 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively).

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Skills That Affect Mid-Career Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Salaries

C++
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Linux
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C
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Java
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UNIX
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JavaScript
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National Average
$91,000

Oracle
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SQL
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HTML
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C#
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Microsoft SQL Server
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.NET
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Internet Information Server (IIS)
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VB.Net
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1441 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 9%