A Senior Software Engineer in Melbourne, Victoria earns an average salary of AU$98,539 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. A skill in Java/J2EE is associated with high pay for this job.

AU$69,834 - AU$123,463
AU$70K
AU$96K
AU$120K
MEDIAN: AU$96,020
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50%
90%
AU$46.00 - AU$125
AU$46
AU$59
AU$130
MEDIAN: AU$59.00
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50%
90%
AU$0AU$132K
Salary AU$69,834 - AU$123,463
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$12,255
Profit Sharing AU$10,000
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$71,382 - AU$132,151
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 20 Feb 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 254
Hourly Data AU$0AU$125
Hourly Rate AU$46.00 - AU$125
Overtime AU$40.00
Annual Data AU$0AU$132K
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$12,255
Profit Sharing AU$10,000
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$71,382 - AU$132,151
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 20 Feb 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 14

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.

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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$83,000 based on 16 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$96,000 based on 61 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$104,000 based on 66 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$145,000 based on 11 salaries.

Key Stats for Senior Software Engineer

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
44%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
9%

Experience Affects Senior Software Engineer Salaries

▲48%

▲6%

National Average
AU$98,000

▼1%

▼15%

Skills That Affect Senior Software Engineer Salaries

▲22%



▲5%

▲5%

SQL
▲5%

▲4%

▲2%

▲1%

National Average
AU$98,000

C
▼1%



C#
▼5%

C++
▼8%

▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
44%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 21%
dental benefits
Dental: 5%
vision benefits
Vision: 3%
no benefits
None: 76%