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

Median pay for Mid-Career Senior Software Engineers lies in the neighborhood of $88K per year. Total cash compensation for Mid-Career Senior Software Engineers runs from $66K to $127K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $13K and profit sharing that can reach almost $10K. Location and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Most Mid-Career Senior Software Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$64,630 - $117,747
(Median)
$65K
$88K
$120K
MEDIAN: $87,875
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$33.50 - $82.05
(Median)
$34
$54
$82
MEDIAN: $54.00
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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
$64,630 - $117,747  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,359  
Profit Sharing
$1,002 - $10,251  
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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$65,869 - $126,612  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 5,954
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$33.50 - $82.05  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $74.40  
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 - $13,359  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $14,899  
Profit Sharing
$1,002 - $10,251  
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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$65,869 - $126,612  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 461
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Popular Employer Salaries for Mid-Career Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer


Salary cannot be beat at Accenture, where median pay comes to $74K. The range seems somewhat confined, however; the lower end sits at $63K, and the higher end is not far away at $91K.

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


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 is the lowest-paying area, 4 percent south of the national average. Employers pay around 3 percent less in Atlanta and 2 percent less in Austin, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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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 1106 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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