AU$101,701
Avg. Salary
AU$60.40
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

AU$5,896

Bonus

AU$5,000

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Senior Software Engineer is AU$60.40 per hour.

The average pay for a Senior Software Engineer is AU$101,701 per year.

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AU$39.31
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MEDIAN AU$60.40
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MEDIAN AU$101,701
AU$77,285 - AU$131,673
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MEDIAN: AU$101,701
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AU$0AU$141K
Salary AU$77,285 - AU$131,673
Bonus AU$974 - AU$14,758
Profit Sharing AU$105 - AU$17,500
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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AU$78,073 - AU$141,393
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 16 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 992
Hourly Data AU$0AU$100
Hourly Rate AU$39.31 - AU$100
Overtime AU$38.50
Annual Data AU$0AU$141K
Bonus AU$974 - AU$14,758
Profit Sharing AU$105 - AU$17,500
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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AU$78,073 - AU$141,393
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 16 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 59

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 and working alone is typical.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Senior Software Engineer


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Popular Skills for Senior Software Engineer

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Software Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Senior Software Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Software Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$92,000 based on 77 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Software Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$98,000 based on 285 salaries. An experienced Senior Software Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$106,000 based on 252 salaries. A Senior Software Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$111,000 based on 39 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

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National Average: AU$103,646

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Senior Software Engineer Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Senior Software Engineer?

Senior Software Engineer in Melbourne:
"Make the users' happy first."
Often requirements are written by management and not users. When you build software, it is important to get management to sign-off so you get paid. However, it is more important to help users do their job more easily than it is to include cool technology, make things look pretty, or show off your programming skill. That means you need to understand what the users do, understand how the current technology gets in the way, and make sure that you aren't writing the system they will be complaining about in 5 years time. Oh, and ideally keep their managers happy along the way.

Senior Software Engineer in Melbourne:
"Appian BPM Consultant."
Follow all best practices when we design the process models. Maintain good database structure.

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Key Stats for Senior Software Engineer

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
40%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Senior Software Engineer Salaries

▲7%

▲2%

National Average
AU$104,000

▼5%

▼11%

Skills That Affect Senior Software Engineer Salaries

▲7%

▼0%


National Average
AU$104,000

▼1%

C++ Programming Language
▼2%

SQL
▼2%

▼3%



C
▼4%

▼4%

▼4%

C#
▼6%

C++
▼6%

▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
40%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 21%
dental benefits
Dental: 6%
vision benefits
Vision: 5%
no benefits
None: 78%