Earnings for Mid-Career Senior Software Engineers come in at around $96K annually on average. Overall cash earnings of Mid-Career Senior Software Engineers stretch from $71K near the bottom to $139K at the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $16K each from bonuses and profit sharing. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Mid-Career Senior Software Engineers. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$69,861 - $127,682
(Median)
$70K
$96K
$130K
MEDIAN: $95,871
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$31.26 - $87.29
(Median)
$31
$57
$87
MEDIAN: $56.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$69,861 - $127,682  
   
Bonus
$973 - $15,584  
Profit Sharing
$512 - $15,022  
Total Pay (?
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$70,656 - $139,199  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 3,113
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$31.26 - $87.29  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.55  
Overtime
$30.78 - $88.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$973 - $15,584  
   
Profit Sharing
$512 - $15,022  
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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$70,656 - $139,199  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 291
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Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp, Accenture, International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., Cognizant, and TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES LIMITED are top-notch employers for Mid-Career Senior Software Engineers in this area. Mid-Career Senior Software Engineers seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., where the median salary comes to $100K, though the large pay difference between employees at the top ($66K) and those starting out ($139K) creates a rather diverse pay scale.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $98,900

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For those looking to make money, Mid-Career Senior Software Engineers in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 29 percent above the national average. Mid-Career Senior Software Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Jose (+28 percent), Seattle (+20 percent), New York (+13 percent), and Washington (+13 percent). Minneapolis ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 4 percent below the national average.

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

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C++ Programming Language
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Java/J2EE
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$99,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 406 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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