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

Senior Software Engineers with Microsoft SQL Server skills with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent just under two-thirds of Senior Software Engineers with Microsoft SQL Server skills. Salaries average out to around $96K annually and spread from $72K to $140K per year. Overall incomes of Senior Software Engineers with Microsoft SQL Server skills generally bottom out at around $72K and peak near $140K; the final number can, in exceptional cases, include upwards of $15K each for bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Senior Software Engineers with Microsoft SQL Server skills, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$69,834 - $126,452
(Median)
$70K
$96K
$130K
MEDIAN: $96,214
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$35.40 - $92.74
(Median)
$35
$61
$93
MEDIAN: $60
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$69,834 - $126,452  
   
Bonus
$972 - $15,398  
Profit Sharing
$503 - $15,319  
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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$72,252 - $139,683  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 927
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$31$62$93
Hourly Rate
$35.40 - $92.74  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.75  
Overtime
$32.48 - $60.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$972 - $15,398  
   
Commission
$3,000  
Profit Sharing
$503 - $15,319  
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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$72,252 - $139,683  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 87
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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.


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $83K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $94K. Those with 10 to 20 years of experience under their belts can expect their paychecks to flourish around the six-figure median of $104K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make no more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $99,925

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Surpassing the national average by 29 percent, Senior Software Engineers with Microsoft SQL Server skills in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Senior Software Engineers with Microsoft SQL Server skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+25 percent), Seattle (+21 percent), Dallas (+15 percent), and Boston (+11 percent). Senior Software Engineers with Microsoft SQL Server skills in Milwaukee earn salaries far below the national average by 24 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Employers also pay below the national average in Richmond (13 percent lower) and Omaha (12 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 167 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
49%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

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