Average Senior Software Engineer Salary in Germany

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The average salary for a Senior Software Engineer in Germany is €61,354.
MEDIAN €61,354
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€49k - €78k
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€49k - €81k

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Job Description for Senior Software Engineer

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, Red Hat, Inc. and Robert Bosch. Reported salaries are highest at Amazon.com Inc where the average pay is €82,757. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include General Electric (GE) Healthcare and Zalando, earning around €62,179 and €61,732, respectively. Continental AG pays the lowest at around €55,000. Red Hat, Inc. and HelloFresh also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying €57,534 and €59,869, respectively.

Career Paths

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Popular Skills for Senior Software Engineer

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

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Software Engineer

An early career Senior Software Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of €58,189 based on 190 salaries. A mid-career Senior Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of €61,010 based on 878 salaries. An experienced Senior Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of €64,854 based on 558 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of €67,268.
Employees with Senior Software Engineer in their job title in Munich, Bavaria (Bayern) earn an average of 3.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Hamburg, Hamburg (1.9% more) and Stuttgart, Baden-Wuerttemberg (1.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Karlsruhe, Baden-Wuerttemberg (3.9% less), Nuremberg, Bavaria (Bayern) (2.2% less) and Berlin, Berlin (1.1% less).

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