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

Earnings for Mid-Career Senior Software Engineers come in at around $88K per year on average. Total cash earnings of Mid-Career Senior Software Engineers range from $66K on the low end to $127K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $13K and $10K, respectively. Location and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Mid-Career Senior Software Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$64,859 - $117,934

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$33.37 - $82.32

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$64,859 - $117,934  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,337  
Profit Sharing
$998 - $10,260  
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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$66,098 - $126,778  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 5,827
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$33.37 - $82.32  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $74.72  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,337  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $14,899  
Profit Sharing
$998 - $10,260  
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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$66,098 - $126,778  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 452
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Popular Employer Salaries for Mid-Career Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer


International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. pays the most with a median salary of $85K, though with a large amount of variation, going from a low of $57K to a high of $132K.

Salaries are easily beat at Cognizant, where median pay comes to just $73K, the lowest in the field. What's more, with base pay starting at $66K and ending at $79K, range in salary is rather small.

Pay Difference by Location


For Mid-Career Senior Software Engineers, busy San Jose offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 24 percent above the national average. 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). Falling short of the national average by 3 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Atlanta. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Minneapolis (3 percent lower) and Austin (2 percent lower).

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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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Microsoft SQL Server
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SQL
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C#
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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 1063 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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