Average Senior Software Engineer with C++ Programming Language Skills Salary

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The average salary for a Senior Software Engineer with C++ Programming Language skills is $114,904.
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$88k - $168k

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Job Description for Senior Software Engineer

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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Software Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Senior Software Engineer are from the companies Lockheed Martin Corp, Microsoft Corp and Qualcomm Inc. Reported salaries are highest at Google, Inc. where the average pay is $160,578. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Microsoft Corp and Intel Corporation, earning around $142,423 and $127,367, respectively. Rockwell Collins, Inc. pays the lowest at around $102,193. Lockheed Martin Corp and Qualcomm Inc also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $104,903 and $109,895, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Senior Software Engineer

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

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Software Engineer

An entry-level Senior Software Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $112,784 based on 25 salaries. An early career Senior Software Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $107,001 based on 317 salaries. A mid-career Senior Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $111,554 based on 1,130 salaries. An experienced Senior Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $117,675 based on 1,375 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $121,884.
Employees with Senior Software Engineer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 24.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Jose, California (24.4% more) and New York, New York (17.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Austin, Texas (7.0% less) and San Diego, California (4.2% less).

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