Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer with Microsoft SQL Server Skills Salary

Just below two-thirds of Senior Software Engineers with Microsoft SQL Server skills have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $72K to $140K per year, but median earnings come to around $96K annually. The range in cash compensation to Senior Software Engineers with Microsoft SQL Server skills ($72K to $140K) includes potential earnings of $15K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most Senior Software Engineers with Microsoft SQL Server skills like their work and job satisfaction is high. The vast majority of Senior Software Engineers with Microsoft SQL Server skills (89 percent) survey respondents are men. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$69,297 - $126,689
$69K
$96K
$130K
MEDIAN: $96,225
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$36.11 - $90.03
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$61
$90
MEDIAN: $60.50
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$69,297 - $126,689  
   
Bonus
$986 - $14,917  
Profit Sharing
$783 - $15,190  
Commission
$3,000  
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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$71,756 - $139,714  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,005
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$31$62$93
Hourly Rate
$36.11 - $90.03  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.75  
Overtime
$34.67 - $74.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$986 - $14,917  
   
Commission
$3,000  
Profit Sharing
$783 - $15,190  
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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$71,756 - $139,714  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 100

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Pay by Experience Level for Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer

Pay by Experience for a Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer has a positive trend. An entry-level Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $84,000 based on 157 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $94,000 based on 450 salaries. An experienced Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $104,000 based on 619 salaries. A Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $106,000 based on 184 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $99,906

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

Home to some of the best pay for Senior Software Engineers with Microsoft SQL Server skills, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 26 percent above the national average. Senior Software Engineers with Microsoft SQL Server skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+26 percent), New York (+24 percent), Dallas (+15 percent), and Atlanta (+12 percent). Richmond ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 13 percent below the national average. Employers in Omaha and St. Louis also lean toward paying below-median salaries (12 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 185 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
48%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Salaries

▲6%

▲4%

National Average
$100,000

▼6%

Entry-Level
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 185 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
48%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 11%