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

Mid-Career Senior Software Engineers can expect wages of $90K per year on average. Cash earnings for Mid-Career Senior Software Engineers — which occasionally include more than $14K from bonuses and more than $13K from profit sharing — stretch from around $67K to approximately $130K. 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. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data in this summary comes from 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).
)
$67,281 - $130,275  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 424
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Many Mid-Career Senior Software Engineers can be found at Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp, Accenture, International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., Cognizant, and TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES LIMITED, firms that are at the top of the field. For Mid-Career Senior Software Engineers, comfortable salaries can be found at International Business Machines (IBM) Corp.; in fact, average earnings are around $76K, the highest in the area, though the difference in the company's lowest and highest employee paychecks ($57K versus $127K) is great.

Not only do salaries lack room to grow — pay ranges from $60K to just $98K — but TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES LIMITED offers the lowest pay in town to boot, with a median paycheck of $66K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $93,339

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

With a pay rate for Mid-Career Senior Software Engineers that is 26 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. 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). In Atlanta, salaries are 3 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. On the whole, employers pay 2 percent below the median salary for those in this field in Austin and Minneapolis.

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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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