Average Senior Software Engineer Salary in New Zealand

NZ$99,181
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
NZ$4,889
Bonus
NZ$2,928
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The average salary for a Senior Software Engineer in New Zealand is NZ$99,181.
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NZ$78k
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NZ$99k
90%
NZ$123k
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NZ$78k - NZ$123k
Bonus
NZ$1k - NZ$12k
Profit Sharing
NZ$2k - NZ$6k
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NZ$78k - NZ$130k
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What Do Senior Software Engineers Do?

Senior Software Engineer Tasks
  • Write, modify, and debug software for client applications.
  • Use source debuggers and visual development environments.
  • Translate business requirements into technical specifications and help manage project priorities and timelines.
  • Test and document software for client applications.
  • Guide and review work of junior engineers.

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What Are Popular Skills for Senior Software Engineers?

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

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 NZ$88,300 based on 18 salaries. A mid-career Senior Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of NZ$98,198 based on 132 salaries. An experienced Senior Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of NZ$102,842 based on 123 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of NZ$108,487.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 311 survey responses.
Early Career
5.8%
Mid Career
42.4%
Experienced
39.5%
Late Career
12.2%