The average salary for a Senior Software Engineer in Australia is AU$105,883.
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Job Description for Senior Software Engineer
A senior software engineer typically has a background in computer science, web development, and/or engineering. A bachelor's degree in any of those fields is generally considered a plus, as is experience working in web development. Some abilities they might have are a strong attention to detail, an ability to multitask, and an ability to work independently and on a team. Senior software engineers usually work in an office. They may work with other people to complete projects, but staying focused…Read more
Senior Software Engineer Tasks
- Test and document software for client applications.
- Guide and review work of junior engineers.
- Translate business requirements into technical specifications and help manage project priorities and timelines.
- Write, modify, and debug software for client applications.
- Use source debuggers and visual development environments.
Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Software Engineer
The top respondents for the job title Senior Software Engineer are from the companies Atlassian, IRESS Market Technology and Immersive Technologies, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Atlassian where the average pay is AU$127,438. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Brisbane Marketing and Blackmagic Design, earning around AU$109,773 and AU$107,700, respectively. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp pays the lowest at around AU$82,622. IRESS Market Technology and Immersive Technologies, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying AU$90,633 and AU$92,000, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Senior Software Engineer
C# Programming Language
Pay by Experience Level for Senior Software Engineer
An early career Senior Software Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$97,080 based on 69 salaries. A mid-career Senior Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$101,167 based on 429 salaries. An experienced Senior Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$111,583 based on 524 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$113,705.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Senior Software Engineer in their job title in Sydney, New South Wales earn an average of 9.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Newcastle, New South Wales (0.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Adelaide, South Australia (8.8% less), Perth, Western Australia (4.8% less) and Melbourne, Victoria (4.6% less).
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