Mid-Career Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Salary

On average, commissions constitute a fair portion (just under one in three) of final income for Mid-Career Senior Software Engineers. That final number averages out to $101K across the industry. With some bonuses approaching $16K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $15K, overall incomes of Mid-Career Senior Software Engineers spread between $72K and $142K depending on individual performance. The specific employer and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. For the most part, Mid-Career Senior Software Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$71,137 - $132,912
$71K
$98K
$130K
MEDIAN: $98,177
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$32.80 - $81.22
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$56
$81
MEDIAN: $56.32
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$0$142K
Salary $71,137 - $132,912
Bonus $1,008 - $16,581
Profit Sharing $345.21 - $15,231
Commission $30,000
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$72,111 - $142,872
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,959
Hourly Data $0$88
Hourly Rate $32.80 - $81.22
Hourly Tips $2.55
Overtime $31.07 - $88.13
Annual Data $0$142K
Bonus $1,008 - $16,581
Commission $30,000
Profit Sharing $345.21 - $15,231
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$72,111 - $142,872
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 318

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Popular Employer Salaries for Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer


Many Mid-Career Senior Software Engineers can be found at Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp, Cognizant, International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., Accenture, and Wipro Technologies Ltd., firms that are at the top of the field. Cisco Systems Inc offers the largest salaries in town — $129K on average. Mid-Career Senior Software Engineers will also find cushy salaries at Qualcomm Inc (+$112K), International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. (+$97K), and Cognizant (+$90K).

With a median salary of $71K, Accenture provides Mid-Career Senior Software Engineers with the lowest pay in their field; moreover, earnings are capped at only $93K, limiting employee salary growth. TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES LIMITED, Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp and Wipro Technologies Ltd. are three other employers with a reputation for below-average pay, showing salaries around $72K, $74K, and $75K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $101,493

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Mid-Career Senior Software Engineers in San Jose enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 32 percent above the national average. Mid-Career Senior Software Engineers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+28 percent), Seattle (+17 percent), New York (+13 percent), and Washington (+12 percent). Falling short of the national average by 6 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Minneapolis. Workers in Atlanta and Philadelphia earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (3 percent less and 1 percent less, respectively).

Key Stats for Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 565 votes.
5-9 years
70%
10-19 years
30%
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Skills That Affect Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Salaries


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▲1%

▼0%

National Average
$101,000

▼3%

SQL
▼5%

C
▼5%


C++
▼6%

▼6%

▼7%



C#
▼12%

▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 565 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 10%
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