Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a Senior Software Engineer make in Boston, MA?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

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$156,069 / yrTotal Pay
$126,707 / yrBase Pay
$29,362 / yrAdditional Pay

$156,069

 / yr
$105K$237K
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The estimated total pay for a Senior Software Engineer is $156,069 per year in the Boston, MA area, with an average salary of $126,707 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $29,362 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Total Pay Trajectory

For Senior Software Engineer in Boston, MA

$156,069 /yr
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$169,902 /yr
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Related Job Titles

For Senior Software Engineer in Boston, MA

Some related job titles are Lead Software Engineer Salaries with median pay of $172,937, Senior Software Developer Salaries with median pay of $159,770, Senior Software Development Engineer Salaries with median pay of $172,642, Software Engineer II Salaries with median pay of $131,092.

Top Paying Companies

For a Senior Software Engineer in Boston, MA

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Senior Software Engineer in Boston, MA. Employers include Twitter, Google and Roku.

1
Twitter
$305,830/yr
2
Google
$299,857/yr
3
Roku
$286,888/yr
6
Sonos
$275,432/yr

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Top Paying Industries

For a Senior Software Engineer in Boston, MA

The top 5 paying industries for a Senior Software Engineer in Boston, MA are Legal with a median total pay of $263,222, Transportation & Logistics with a median total pay of $255,621, Financial Services with a median total pay of $253,620, Hotels & Travel Accommodation with a median total pay of $251,659, and Information Technology with a median total pay of $243,319.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • LegalLegal$263,222

    9% Higher than other industries

  • Transportation & LogisticsTransportation & Logistics$255,621

    6% Higher than other industries

  • Financial ServicesFinancial Services$253,620

    6% Higher than other industries

  • Hotels & Travel AccommodationHotels & Travel Accommodation$251,659

    5% Higher than other industries

  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$243,319

    2% Higher than other industries

Legal

The top paying company in Legal for Senior Software Engineer is Notarize.

NotarizeNotarize$263,222/yr

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What is the pay outlook for Engineering?

Engineering jobs are in high demand with workers receiving generous compensation packages and bonuses. Engineering offers ample opportunity for growth and development with transferable skills across an array of fields from software, supply chain and logistics to aerospace. Most roles require at least a bachelor’s degree. To remain competitive, job-seekers should consider specialization or skill-specific programs such as coding boot-camps or certifications.

Recent Salaries Shared

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Location

Total Pay

Base Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date of Time

Senior Software Engineer

Boston, MA

 | 4-6 years

$150,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Senior Software Engineer

Boston, MA

 | 10-14 years

$136,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

10-14 years
Yesterday
Senior Software Engineer

Boston, MA

 | 4-6 years

$150,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Senior Software Engineer

Boston, MA

 | 15+ years

$138,000

/yr

$130K | $8K

SubmittedYesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Senior Software Engineer

Boston, MA

 | 10-14 years

$160,000

/yr

$145K | $15K

SubmittedYesterday

10-14 years
Yesterday
Senior Software Engineer

Boston, MA

 | 10-14 years

$205,000

/yr

$180K | $25K

SubmittedYesterday

10-14 years
Yesterday
Senior Software Engineer

Boston, MA

 | 7-9 years

$308,250

/yr

$187K | $121K

SubmittedYesterday

7-9 years
Yesterday
Senior Software Engineer

Boston, MA

 | 4-6 years

$90,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Senior Software Engineer

Boston, MA

 | 4-6 years

$168,000

/yr

$127K | $41K

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday

Senior Software Engineer pay FAQ in Boston, MA

The average salary for a Senior Software Engineer is $126,707 per year in Boston, MA. Salaries estimates are based on 127888 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Senior Software Engineer employees in Boston, MA.

The highest salary for a Senior Software Engineer in Boston, MA is $183,319 per year.

The lowest salary for a Senior Software Engineer in Boston, MA is $87,578 per year.

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