Average Senior Software Engineer Salary

$120,479
Avg. Base Salary (USD)
10%
$89k
MEDIAN
$120k
90%
$160k

The average salary for a Senior Software Engineer is $120,479

Base Salary
$89k - $160k
Bonus
$3k - $21k
Profit Sharing
$1k - $29k
Commission
$0 - $8k
Total Pay
$91k - $173k
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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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Job Satisfaction for Senior Software Engineer

4 out of 5
(3,405)
Highly Satisfied
478Reviews
Based on 3,405 responses, the job of Senior Software Engineer has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.96 out of 5. On average, Senior Software Engineers are highly satisfied with their job.

Gender Breakdown

Male
87.9%
Female
11.4%
Prefer to self-define
0.8%
This data is based on 10,028 survey responses. Learn more about the gender pay gap.

Common Health Benefits

Medical

92%

Dental

86%

Vision

79%

None

8%