The average salary for an Early-Career Senior Software Engineer at Cisco Systems Inc is $120,887.
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Job Description for Senior Software Engineer
A senior software engineer typically has a background in computer science, web development, and/or engineering. A bachelor's degree in any of those fields is generally considered a plus, as is experience working in web development. Some abilities they might have are a strong attention to detail, an ability to multitask, and an ability to work independently and on a team. Senior software engineers usually work in an office. They may work with other people to complete projects, but staying focused…Read more
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.
Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Software Engineer
The top respondents for the job title Senior Software Engineer are from the companies Capital One Financial Corp, Visa, Inc. and General Electric Co (GE). Reported salaries are highest at Salesforce.com, Inc. where the average pay is $130,549. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Capital One Financial Corp and Qualcomm Inc, earning around $116,318 and $108,391, respectively. Dell, Inc. pays the lowest at around $98,838. Visa, Inc. and Target Corporation also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $100,197 and $102,500, respectively.
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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Software Engineer
A mid-career Senior Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $134,063 based on 26 salaries. An experienced Senior Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $135,488 based on 28 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $135,237.
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