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

Mid-Career Senior Software Engineers take home an average $88K annually. Overall cash earnings for Mid-Career Senior Software Engineers stretch from $65K on the lower end to $126K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $14K from bonuses and $10K from profit sharing. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$64,148 - $117,142
(Median)
$64K
$88K
$120K
MEDIAN: $87,632
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90%

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$33.53 - $80.24
(Median)
$34
$54
$80
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
$64,148 - $117,142  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,521  
Profit Sharing
$989 - $10,299  
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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$65,469 - $125,924  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 6,423
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
$33.53 - $80.24  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $74.25  
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 - $13,521  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $14,899  
Profit Sharing
$989 - $10,299  
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).
)
$65,469 - $125,924  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 490

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Popular Employer Salaries for Mid-Career Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer


Although the highest salaries can be found at Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp where median pay is $75K, there is little variation in compensation; paychecks are spread only between $56K and $87K.

Not only do salaries lack room to grow — pay ranges from $65K to just $79K — but Cognizant offers the lowest pay in town to boot, with a median paycheck of $72K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Mid-Career Senior Software Engineers, working in the bustling city of San Jose has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Mid-Career Senior Software Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+22 percent), Santa Clara (+21 percent), New York (+16 percent), and Seattle (+14 percent). The lowest-paying market is Atlanta, which sits 5 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Minneapolis and Austin (3 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively).

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

C++
up arrow 5%

Linux
up arrow 5%

C
up arrow 5%

Java
up arrow 3%

UNIX
up arrow 3%

JavaScript
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National Average
$91,000

Oracle
up arrow 1%

SQL
up arrow 2%

HTML
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C#
up arrow 3%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 3%

.NET
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up arrow 5%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 6%

VB.Net
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1302 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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