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Average Senior Software Engineer Salary in Germany

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The average salary for a Senior Software Engineer in Germany is €63,854.
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What Do Senior Software Engineers Do?

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 Zalando, Amazon.com Inc and Red Hat, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Amazon.com Inc where the average pay is €86,476. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Limited and Zalando, earning around €80,000 and €64,333, respectively. Red Hat, Inc. pays the lowest at around €57,534. LogMeIn and Robert Bosch also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying €60,000 and €60,000, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Senior Software Engineers?

Skills in Java, C++ Programming Language and Python are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include SQL and JavaScript.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Senior Software Engineers?

An early career Senior Software Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of €59,887 based on 181 salaries. A mid-career Senior Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of €63,309 based on 932 salaries. An experienced Senior Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of €67,284 based on 602 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of €67,984.
Employees with Senior Software Engineer in their job title in Stuttgart, Baden-Wuerttemberg earn an average of 2.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Berlin, Berlin (0.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Bremen, Bremen (13.8% less), Karlsruhe, Baden-Wuerttemberg (6.0% less) and Frankfurt am Main, Hessen (4.9% less).

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