Entry-Level Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Salary

An Entry-Level Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer earns an average salary of $78,950 per year.

$56,228 - $105,974
(Median)
$56K
$79K
$110K
MEDIAN: $78,949
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50%
90%

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$22.52 - $73.79
(Median)
$23
$41
$74
MEDIAN: $40
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$56,228 - $105,974  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,071  
Profit Sharing
$989 - $12,668  
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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$56,612 - $115,206  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,732
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$22.52 - $73.79  
   
Overtime
$16.27 - $76.03  
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 - $12,071  
   
Profit Sharing
$989 - $12,668  
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).
)
$56,612 - $115,206  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 116
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Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer in Salt Lake City:
"Learning on the job is better than training at school."
My training on the job was much better than training I received in school. You do need to be good enough to get into a field, but once there the knowledge gained on the job is much more practical than what is taught at school.

Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer in Portland:
"Becoming a specialist in a technology doesn't help you."
Know that technology will change and you will have to keep up.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Salaries

UNIX
up arrow 5%

C++
up arrow 4%

Linux
up arrow 4%

C
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Java
up arrow 1%

JavaScript
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National Average
$81,000

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

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 326 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 10%
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