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

Median pay for Mid-Career Senior Software Engineers is around $90K per year. In the world of Mid-Career Senior Software Engineers, overall income ranges from $67K near the bottom to $130K at the top; this can include more than $14K from bonuses and more than $13K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Location and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Mid-Career Senior Software Engineers is high. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$66,125 - $120,654
(Median)
$66K
$90K
$120K
MEDIAN: $89,664
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50%
90%

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$31.33 - $85.12
(Median)
$31
$55
$85
MEDIAN: $54.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary 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$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$66,125 - $120,654  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,584  
Profit Sharing
$992 - $12,566  
Commission
$0.00  
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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$67,281 - $130,275  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 4,952
National Hourly Rate 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$29$58$87
Hourly Rate
$31.33 - $85.12  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $74.32  
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 - $13,584  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$992 - $12,566  
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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$67,281 - $130,275  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 424
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Dominating the field, Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp, Accenture, International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., Cognizant, and TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES LIMITED are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Mid-Career Senior Software Engineers. Mid-Career Senior Software Engineers flock to International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $76K lead the pack in compensation; however, International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. also provides employees with a wide spectrum of compensation ranging from $57K at one end to $127K at the other end.

With a median salary of $66K, TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES LIMITED provides Mid-Career Senior Software Engineers with the lowest pay in their field; moreover, earnings are capped at only $98K, limiting employee salary growth.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $93,339

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Mid-Career Senior Software Engineers, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 26 percent above the national average. Mid-Career Senior Software Engineers will also find cushy salaries in San Jose (+23 percent), New York (+19 percent), Seattle (+17 percent), and Los Angeles (+10 percent). Falling short of the national average by 3 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Atlanta. Austin and Minneapolis are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries tend to be 2 percent less than the median.

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

Linux
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UNIX
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C++
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Java/J2EE
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C
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Java
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JavaScript
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National Average
$93,000

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

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 769 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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