Average Senior Software Engineer Salary

Average Senior Software Engineer Salary

$118,362
Avg. Base Salary (USD)
10%
$87k
MEDIAN
$118k
90%
$158k

The average salary for a Senior Software Engineer is $118,362

Base Salary
$87k - $158k
Bonus
$2k - $21k
Profit Sharing
$1k - $26k
Commission
$0 - $8k
Total Pay
$88k - $171k
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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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Job Satisfaction for Senior Software Engineer

3.8 out of 5
(3,500)
Highly Satisfied
427Reviews
Based on 3,500 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.

Gender Breakdown

Male
89.1%
Female
10.5%
Prefer to self-define
0.4%
This data is based on 10,760 survey responses. Learn more about the gender pay gap.

Common Health Benefits

Medical

92%

Dental

85%

Vision

79%

None

8%