A Staff Software Engineer earns an average salary of $111,450 per year. A skill in Linux is associated with high pay for this job.
Staff Software Engineer Total Pay (?
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$75,050 - $140,692
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$75,050 - $140,692  
   
Bonus
$1,012 - $19,942  
Profit Sharing
$1,003 - $25,532  
Total Pay (?
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$77,524 - $153,687  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 728
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Job Description for Staff Software Engineer
A staff software engineer is one of the key members of an organization's technical team, working with other employees to develop, maintain, and repair company software for maximum efficiency and usability. This involves identifying problems within computer programs, creating and implementing solutions to deal with them, and keeping company technical architecture running as smoothly and effectively as possible. Staff software engineers usually work under a senior team member who develops the company's technical policies and goals, and follow this supervisor's direction to identify and resolve organizational issues and needs.
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Staff Software Engineer Tasks
  • Write, modify, and debug software.
  • Design and develop application components.
  • Test and document software.
  • Analyze requirements and transform them into technical designs.
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Pay Difference By Location
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National Average
$117,000
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Experience Affects Staff Software Engineer Salaries

National Average
$117,000

Skills That Affect Staff Software Engineer Salaries

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C
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Java
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Software Architecture
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.NET
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C++
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National Average
$117,000
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C#
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Gender
Female
8%
female alumni
 
Male
92%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
48%
20 years or more
14%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 93%
vision benefits Vision: 82% employee benefits None: 2%
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