The average salary for a Senior Software Engineer at Microsoft Corp is $143,215.
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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, International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. and Lockheed Martin 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 Amazon.com Inc and International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., earning around $138,566 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
C# Programming Language
C++ Programming Language
Skills in SQL are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Java, C++ Programming Language, .NET and C# Programming Language.
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 $139,256 based on 8 salaries. A mid-career Senior Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $141,419 based on 55 salaries. An experienced Senior Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $147,032 based on 76 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $148,356.
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Employees with Senior Software Engineer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 8.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Bellevue, Washington (1.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Redmond, Washington (0.9% less) and Seattle, Washington (0.5% less).
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