Average Senior Software Engineer Salary in San Jose, California

$144,606
Avg. Base Salary (USD)
10%
$117k
MEDIAN
$145k
90%
$180k

The average salary for a Senior Software Engineer is $144,606

Base Salary
$117k - $180k
Bonus
$7k - $30k
Profit Sharing
$2k - $41k
Total Pay
$119k - $202k
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What Do Senior Software Engineers Do?

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.
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Gender Breakdown

Male
81.4%
Female
18.6%
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Common Health Benefits

Medical

91%

Dental

86%

Vision

83%

None

8%