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

Median pay for Mid-Career Senior Software Engineers lies in the neighborhood of $88K per year. In the world of Mid-Career Senior Software Engineers, overall income ranges from $66K near the bottom to $127K at the top; this can include more than $13K from bonuses and more than $10K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geography and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$64,608 - $117,721
(Median)
$65K
$88K
$120K
MEDIAN: $87,869
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$33.49 - $81.66
(Median)
$33
$54
$82
MEDIAN: $53.00
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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
$64,608 - $117,721  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,454  
Profit Sharing
$999 - $10,247  
Commission
$0.00 - $14,899  
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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$65,887 - $126,685  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 6,003
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$33.49 - $81.66  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $74.28  
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.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,454  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $14,899  
Profit Sharing
$999 - $10,247  
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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$65,887 - $126,685  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 475
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Popular Employer Salaries for Mid-Career Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer


Employees at Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp enjoy the biggest paychecks, and $75K is the median salary. Range in pay, on the other hand, is narrow, with lower figures hovering around $56K and higher ones not far away at only $87K.

With a median salary of $72K, Cognizant provides Mid-Career Senior Software Engineers with the lowest pay in their field; moreover, earnings are capped at only $79K, limiting employee salary growth.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Mid-Career Senior Software Engineers that is 25 percent greater than the national average, San Jose offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Mid-Career Senior Software Engineers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+23 percent), Santa Clara (+20 percent), New York (+16 percent), and Seattle (+14 percent). Minneapolis ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 4 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Atlanta and Austin (3 percent lower and 1 percent lower, respectively).

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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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Java/J2EE
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JavaScript
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National Average
$92,000

Oracle
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HTML
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SQL
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C#
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Microsoft SQL Server
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.NET
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Internet Information Server (IIS)
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1137 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 10%
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