Average Senior Software Engineer Salary at Amazon.com Inc

$138,566
Avg. Salary
$24,566
Bonus
$11,000
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The average salary for a Senior Software Engineer at Amazon.com Inc is $138,566.
10%
$109k
MEDIAN
$139k
90%
$177k
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Salary
$109k - $177k
Bonus
$5k - $70k
Profit Sharing
$3k - $60k
Total Pay
$117k - $210k

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Job Description for Senior Software Engineer

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.
The top respondents for the job title Senior Software Engineer are from the companies Microsoft Corp, Capital One Financial Corp and International Business Machines (IBM) Corp.. Reported salaries are highest at Apple Computer, Inc where the average pay is $155,401. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Microsoft Corp and International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., earning around $143,215 and $138,239, respectively. Lockheed Martin Corp pays the lowest at around $101,630. Qualcomm Inc and Capital One Financial Corp also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $109,471 and $117,356, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Senior Software Engineer

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

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Software Engineer

An early career Senior Software Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $128,303 based on 6 salaries. A mid-career Senior Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $137,529 based on 32 salaries. An experienced Senior Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $142,535 based on 25 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $152,000.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Senior Software Engineer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 13.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (0.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Sunnyvale, California (17.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 75 survey responses.
Early Career
8.0%
Mid Career
42.7%
Experienced
33.3%
Late Career
16.0%