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

Mid-Career Senior Software Engineers can expect wages of $97K annually on average. In the world of Mid-Career Senior Software Engineers, overall income ranges from $71K near the bottom to $140K at the top; this can include more than $16K from bonuses and more than $15K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Mid-Career Senior Software Engineers. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$70,207 - $129,189
$70K
$97K
$130K
MEDIAN: $96,846
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$32.67 - $85.94
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MEDIAN: $56.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$70,207 - $129,189  
   
Bonus
$990 - $15,846  
Profit Sharing
$510 - $14,863  
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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$71,207 - $140,216  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 3,270
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$32.67 - $85.94  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.55  
Overtime
$31.21 - $87.59  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$990 - $15,846  
   
Profit Sharing
$510 - $14,863  
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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$71,207 - $140,216  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 300
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Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp, Cognizant, International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., Accenture, and Wipro Technologies Ltd. are all popular places to work. Cisco Systems Inc attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $129K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Qualcomm Inc, International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., and Cognizant, top-paying firms where Mid-Career Senior Software Engineers rake in a very impressive $112K, $97K, or $90K, respectively.

Accenture lags the field greatly in terms of pay, offering a median salary about half the top paying employer's rate ($71K). Workers at TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES LIMITED, Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp, and Wipro Technologies Ltd. also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field — average earnings for these employers come to $72K, $74K, and $75K respectively.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $99,948

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

Mid-Career Senior Software Engineers will find that San Jose offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 34 percent. Mid-Career Senior Software Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+29 percent), Seattle (+19 percent), New York (+14 percent), and Washington (+13 percent). With compensation 5 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 450 votes.
5-9 years
71%
10-19 years
29%
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Skills That Affect Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Salaries


▲3%

▲3%

▲2%

National Average
$100,000

▼2%


C++
▼4%

SQL
▼4%

C
▼4%

▼4%

▼5%



C#
▼10%

▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 450 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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