The average pay for a Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer is $99,194 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$71,211 - $133,560
(Median)
$71K
$99K
$130K
MEDIAN: $99,193
10%
50%
90%

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$32.17 - $91.79
(Median)
$32
$59
$92
MEDIAN: $59.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$71,211 - $133,560  
   
Bonus
$983 - $16,453  
Profit Sharing
$503 - $14,812  
Commission
$9,000  
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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$72,176 - $145,422  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 6,543
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$31$62$93
Hourly Rate
$32.17 - $91.79  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.55  
Overtime
$32.05 - $83.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$983 - $16,453  
   
Commission
$9,000  
Profit Sharing
$503 - $14,812  
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).
)
$72,176 - $145,422  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 577
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Job Description for Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer

Sr. software engineers/developers/programmers are in charge of a team of computer professionals who develop the different software programs sold by software companies or used by various businesses. As the head of this department, they must be able to solve problems that even the intelligent people whom they work with may not be able to handle. Their job is to lead a team in developing products that make work and everyday life easier for the general public or for business employees.

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Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Tasks

  • Write code to create single-threaded or user interface event driven applications, either stand-alone and those which access servers or services.
  • Use source debuggers and visual development environments.
  • Test and document software for client applications.
  • Write, modify, and debug software for client applications.

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $102,470

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Experience Affects Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Salaries



National Average
$102,000



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


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Java
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Oracle
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$102,000

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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5
based on 947 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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