Computer Software Engineer, Applications Salary

The average Computer Software Application Engineer in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $70K annually. In the world of Computer Software Applications Engineers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $13K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $26K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $42K and $120K. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Computer Software Applications Engineers — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. The vast majority of Computer Software Applications Engineers (85 percent) who took the survey are men.

$48,934 - $120,189
$49K
$71K
$120K
MEDIAN: $71,389
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50%
90%

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$16.00 - $51.57
$16
$25
$52
MEDIAN: $25.31
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50%
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$0$124K
Salary $48,934 - $120,189
Bonus $251.68 - $12,153
Profit Sharing $241.65 - $25,342
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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$42,680 - $124,152
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 202
Hourly Data $0$64
Hourly Rate $16.00 - $51.57
Overtime $1.57 - $64.56
Annual Data $0$124K
Bonus $251.68 - $12,153
Profit Sharing $241.65 - $25,342
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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$42,680 - $124,152
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 29

Job Description for Computer Software Engineer, Applications

Computer software engineers of applications develop information systems and design and develop computer programs, primarily by writing computer codes and installing software. They may be responsible for ensuring that their company's computer security programs are up-to-date, and are often required to customize existing web-based software. Working with outside vendors to test and approve products may also be necessary.

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Computer Software Engineer, Applications Tasks

  • Work with designers and content producers.
  • Write, modify, and debug software for client applications.
  • Write code to create single-threaded or user interface event driven applications, either stand-alone and those which access servers or services.
  • Use source debuggers and visual development environments.
  • Test and document software for client applications.

Common Career Paths for Computer Software Engineer, Applications


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Computer Software Applications Engineers often transition into Senior Software Engineer positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Senior Software Engineers earn $94K per year.

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Popular Skills for Computer Software Engineer, Applications


Survey results imply that Computer Software Applications Engineers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, facility with PL/SQL, Oracle, and .NET are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 29 percent, 27 percent, and 21 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include C++ Programming Language, HTML, and JavaScript. Most people skilled in C++ are similarly competent in C# and HTML.

Pay by Experience Level for Computer Software Engineer, Applications

Pay by Experience for a Computer Software Engineer, Applications has a positive trend. An entry-level Computer Software Engineer, Applications with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 128 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Computer Software Engineer, Applications with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $79,000 based on 50 salaries. An experienced Computer Software Engineer, Applications which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $98,000 based on 32 salaries. A Computer Software Engineer, Applications with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $93,000 based on 12 salaries.

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Key Stats for Computer Software Engineer, Applications

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Computer Software Engineer, Applications Salaries

▲38%

Late-Career
▲31%

▲11%

National Average
$71,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Computer Software Engineer, Applications Salaries

PL/SQL
▲27%

Oracle
▲25%

▲19%

C++
▲9%

C#
▲9%

ASP.NET
▲9%


UNIX
▲1%


National Average
$71,000

Microsoft SQL Server
▼1%

SQL
▼2%

▼3%

▼5%


▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 13%