An Entry-Level Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer earns an average salary of $88,082 per year.

$61,090 - $123,388
(Median)
$61K
$88K
$120K
MEDIAN: $88,081
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$20.51 - $63.62
(Median)
$21
$40
$64
MEDIAN: $39.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$61,090 - $123,388  
   
Bonus
$993 - $15,105  
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $12,255  
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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$60,994 - $130,095  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,099
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.51 - $63.62  
   
Overtime
$23.18 - $60.20  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$993 - $15,105  
   
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $12,255  
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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$60,994 - $130,095  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 68
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $90,563

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Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer in Irving:
"Enterprise Level Communication."
You're finally here, a senior. You've likely got a junior or two under your wing. That's great, but remember, you're still not a lead. Listening is more important now than even the most earnest of agendas. Learning the business is your goal now. It won't always be pretty, so remember that business doesn't need fixing. It needs accommodation. Support it's efforts and you will thrive.

Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer in Birmingham:
"Design, Develop and Maintain software products."
Always be learning new technologies. New software tools are constantly becoming available. Learn as many tools as you can so you can have many to choose from when a new problem arises.

Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer in Atlanta:
"Stay Current."
As you transition into a more leadership position make sure you still spend the time required to keep you development skills current.

Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer in Houston:
"Continuous Skills Growth."
Always try to make sure there is someone at your company more experienced in software development or architecture than you are. Everyone needs mentoring. If you're at the top, you have the hardest job. You have to continue to search out ways to be continuously improving.

Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer in Salt Lake City:
"Learning on the job is better than training at school."
My training on the job was much better than training I received in school. You do need to be good enough to get into a field, but once there the knowledge gained on the job is much more practical than what is taught at school.

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

C++ Programming Language
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Python
up arrow 9%

Linux
up arrow 3%

Java
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$91,000

JavaScript
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C
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C++
up arrow 6%

C# Programming Language
up arrow 7%

HTML
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Microsoft SQL Server
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SQL
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.NET
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ASP.NET Framework
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C#
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ASP.NET
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 130 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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