The average salary for a Late-Career Senior Software Engineer at Cisco Systems Inc is $135,237.
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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 International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., Microsoft Corp and Raytheon Co.. Reported salaries are highest at Google, Inc. where the average pay is $162,362. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Amazon.com Inc and International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., earning around $152,000 and $150,152, respectively. Raytheon Co. pays the lowest at around $121,318. Northrop Grumman Corporation and Intel Corporation also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $132,537 and $133,323, respectively.
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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 $120,887 based on 8 salaries. A mid-career Senior Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $134,063 based on 26 salaries. An experienced Senior Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $136,373 based on 29 salaries.
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