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Average Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Salary in Australia

AU$102,120
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AU$5,960
Bonus
AU$4,880
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The average salary for a Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer in Australia is AU$102,120.
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A$78k
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A$102k
90%
A$135k
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AU$78k - AU$135k
Bonus
AU$2k - AU$20k
Profit Sharing
AU$103 - AU$20k
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AU$79k - AU$149k
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Popular Employer Salaries for Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer

The top respondents for the job title Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer are from the companies REA Group, National Australia Bank and Readify. Reported salaries are highest at Atlassian where the average pay is AU$127,743. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include National Australia Bank, earning around AU$125,631. HCL Technologies Ltd. pays the lowest at around AU$78,987. REA Group also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying AU$118,754.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
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What Are Popular Skills for Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmers?

Skills in JavaScript, C# Programming Language, SQL, .NET and Java are correlated to pay that is above average.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmers?

An early career Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$89,874 based on 72 salaries. A mid-career Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$100,733 based on 301 salaries. An experienced Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$105,507 based on 451 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$108,370.
Employees with Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer in their job title in Sydney, New South Wales earn an average of 4.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Melbourne, Victoria (0.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Gold Coast, Queensland (13.4% less), Adelaide, South Australia (13.3% less) and Canberra, Australian Capital Territory (ACT) (10.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 921 survey responses.
Early Career
7.8%
Mid Career
32.7%
Experienced
49.0%
Late Career
10.5%

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