Average Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Salary

$102,215
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$7,028
Bonus
$13,500
Commission
$4,413
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The average salary for a Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer is $102,215.
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$74k
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$102k
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$139k
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MEDIAN $102,215
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Salary
$74k - $139k
Bonus
$1k - $19k
Profit Sharing
$604 - $17k
Commission
$3k - $74k
Total Pay
$75k - $150k

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Job Description for Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer

Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Tasks
  • Test and document software for client applications.
  • Write, modify, and debug software for client applications.
  • Write code to create single-threaded or user interface event driven applications, either stand-alone and those which access servers or services.
  • Use source debuggers and visual development environments.
The top respondents for the job title Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer are from the companies Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) and International Business Machines (IBM) Corp.. Reported salaries are highest at Microsoft Corp where the average pay is $130,909. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Amazon.com Inc and Cisco Systems Inc, earning around $129,961 and $128,566, respectively. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp pays the lowest at around $73,824. International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. and Raytheon Co. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $103,671 and $104,943, respectively.

Career Paths

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Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer
Senior Software Engineer
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Principal Software Engineer
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer

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

Pay by Experience Level for Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer

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 $79,597 based on 60 salaries. An early career Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $91,649 based on 1,509 salaries. A mid-career Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $99,072 based on 5,375 salaries. An experienced Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $106,582 based on 6,611 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $109,707.
Employees with Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 30.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (16.9% more) and New York, New York (16.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (1.9% less), Dallas, Texas (1.4% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (0.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 16,138 survey responses.
Entry Level
0.4%
Early Career
9.4%
Mid Career
33.3%
Experienced
41.0%
Late Career
16.0%