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

With slightly less than two-thirds of Senior Software Engineers with Microsoft SQL Server skills reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Senior Software Engineers with Microsoft SQL Server skills is $96K annually and can range from $71K on the lower end to $139K per year near the higher end. Overall cash earnings of Senior Software Engineers with Microsoft SQL Server skills stretch from $71K near the bottom to $139K at the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $15K each from bonuses and profit sharing. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Senior Software Engineers with Microsoft SQL Server skills (89 percent) who took the survey are men. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$68,595 - $126,037
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MEDIAN: $95,833
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$36.01 - $91.46
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$68,595 - $126,037  
   
Bonus
$967 - $15,319  
Profit Sharing
$592 - $15,337  
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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$71,017 - $139,381  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 999
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$31$62$93
Hourly Rate
$36.01 - $91.46  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.75  
Overtime
$34.23 - $64.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$967 - $15,319  
   
Commission
$3,000  
Profit Sharing
$592 - $15,337  
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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$71,017 - $139,381  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 92

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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Senior Software Engineers with Microsoft SQL Server skills with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $83K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $94K. After 10 to 20 years, professionals can make it pretty big; the median salary sits in the six-figure neighborhood of $104K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn any more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $99,424

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, 29 percent above the national average. Senior Software Engineers with Microsoft SQL Server skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+26 percent), Seattle (+22 percent), Dallas (+18 percent), and San Diego (+11 percent). Compared to the national average, Milwaukee Senior Software Engineers with Microsoft SQL Server skills have considerably lower salaries, 23 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Employers pay around 12 percent less in Richmond and 11 percent less in Omaha, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Key Stats for Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 179 votes.
048
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
48%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Salaries



National Average
$99,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 179 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
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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