Average Senior Software Engineer Salary

$123,709
Avg. Base Salary (USD)
10%
$92k
MEDIAN
$124k
90%
$164k

The average salary for a Senior Software Engineer is $123,709

Base Salary
$92k - $164k
Bonus
$3k - $21k
Profit Sharing
$1k - $28k
Commission
$0 - $5k
Total Pay
$94k - $176k
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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.
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How do Senior Software Engineers Rate Their Jobs?

3.8 out of 5
(2,940)
Highly Satisfied
521Reviews
Based on 2,940 responses, the job of Senior Software Engineer has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.77 out of 5. On average, Senior Software Engineers are highly satisfied with their job.

FAQs About Senior Software Engineers

What is the highest pay for Senior Software Engineers?

Our data indicates that the highest pay for a Senior Software Engineer is $164k / year

What is the lowest pay for Senior Software Engineers?

Our data indicates that the lowest pay for a Senior Software Engineer is $92k / year

How can Senior Software Engineers increase their salary?

Increasing your pay as a Senior Software Engineer is possible in different ways. Change of employer: Consider a career move to a new employer that is willing to pay higher for your skills. Level of Education: Gaining advanced degrees may allow this role to increase their income potential and qualify for promotions. Managing Experience: If you are a Senior Software Engineer that oversees more junior Senior Software Engineers, this experience can increase the likelihood to earn more.