A Senior Software Engineer with Linux skills earns an average salary of AU$98,152 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

AU$71,868 - AU$121,611
AU$72K
AU$98K
AU$120K
MEDIAN: AU$98,340
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50%
90%
AU$0AU$129K
Salary AU$71,868 - AU$121,611
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$14,740
Profit Sharing AU$6,000
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AU$74,199 - AU$129,594
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 24 Feb 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 104

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.

Senior Software Engineer Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$100,108

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Key Stats for Senior Software Engineer

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
43%
10-19 years
48%
20 years or more
4%

Experience Affects Senior Software Engineer Salaries

▲1%

▲1%

National Average
AU$100,000

Entry-Level
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
43%
10-19 years
48%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 29%
dental benefits
Dental: 2%
vision benefits
Vision: 2%
no benefits
None: 71%