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Average Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Salary

$104,367
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$7,758
Bonus
$11,983
Commission
$4,935
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The average salary for a Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer is $104,367.
10%
$76k
MEDIAN
$104k
90%
$142k
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$76k - $142k
Bonus
$1k - $20k
Profit Sharing
$957 - $20k
Commission
$21 - $73k
Total Pay
$77k - $153k
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What Do Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmers Do?

Job Satisfaction for Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer

4 out of 5
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The top respondents for the job title Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer are from the companies Amazon.com Inc, Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp and International Business Machines (IBM) Corp.. Reported salaries are highest at Amazon.com Inc where the average pay is $133,663. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Microsoft Corp and Cisco Systems Inc, earning around $132,062 and $129,161, respectively. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp pays the lowest at around $72,873. J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) and International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $111,651 and $112,682, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmers?

Skills in Java are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include .NET, C# Programming Language, SQL and JavaScript.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmers?

An entry-level Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $79,892 based on 52 salaries. An early career Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $93,250 based on 1,344 salaries. A mid-career Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $101,291 based on 4,612 salaries. An experienced Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $109,112 based on 5,523 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $111,432.
Employees with Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 33.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (18.2% more) and Seattle, Washington (16.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (2.6% less), Dallas, Texas (1.2% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (0.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 13,893 survey responses.
Entry Level
0.4%
Early Career
9.7%
Mid Career
33.2%
Experienced
39.8%
Late Career
17.0%