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Mid-Career Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Salary

For Mid-Career Senior Software Engineers, yearly average wages total $87K annually. Total cash compensation to Mid-Career Senior Software Engineers bottoms out near $65K and approaches $125K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $14K from bonuses and almost $10K from profit sharing. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
$63,391 - $115,934
(Median)
$63K
$87K
$120K
MEDIAN: $86,827
10%
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90%

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$33.54 - $79.48
(Median)
$34
$52
$79
MEDIAN: $51.00
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90%

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National Salary 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$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$63,391 - $115,934  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,281  
Profit Sharing
$987 - $10,297  
Commission
$0.00 - $12,500  
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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$64,843 - $124,925  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 8,088
National Hourly Rate 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$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$33.54 - $79.48  
   
Overtime
$1.32 - $73.23  
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.
)
$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,281  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $12,500  
Profit Sharing
$987 - $10,297  
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).
)
$64,843 - $124,925  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 597
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Popular Employer Salaries for Mid-Career Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer


Mid-Career Senior Software Engineers in search of the best pay head to Accenture, where the median salary rolls in at $75K. Although pay is top-notch overall, it does seem to be curbed at $92K, which isn't dramatically higher than the lower-end figure of $63K.

The lowest salaries can be found at Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp — median pay is $72K — and there is little variation in compensation, with paychecks starting at $54K and only reaching $86K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Mid-Career Senior Software Engineers, San Jose, Sunnyvale, and San Francisco, three California cities, are home to the highest salaries in the United States, all offering a rate above the national average. The smallest paychecks in the market, 6 percent south of the national average, can be found in Atlanta. Employers also pay below the national average in Minneapolis (4 percent lower) and Dallas (3 percent lower).

Skills That Affect Mid-Career Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Salaries

Linux
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C
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C++
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UNIX
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Java
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JavaScript
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National Average
$90,000

Oracle
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SQL
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HTML
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C#
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.NET
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Microsoft SQL Server
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VB.Net
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Visual Basic (VB)
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1894 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 9%