Average Senior Software Engineer with Linux Skills Salary in San Jose, California

$143,887
Avg. Base Salary (USD)
10%
$119k
MEDIAN
$144k
90%
$174k

The average salary for a Senior Software Engineer is $143,887

Base Salary
$119k - $174k
Bonus
$6k - $25k
Profit Sharing
$2k - $35k
Total Pay
$124k - $195k
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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
85.7%
Female
14.3%
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Common Health Benefits

Medical

85%

Dental

83%

Vision

79%

None

13%