Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a Senior Software Engineer make in San Jose, CA?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

Experience

Industry

$154,013 / yrTotal Pay
$124,881 / yrBase Pay
$29,132 / yrAdditional Pay

$154,013

 / yr
$100K$241K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Senior Software Engineer is $154,013 per year in the San Jose, CA area, with an average salary of $124,881 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 $29,132 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 San Jose, CA

$154,013 /yr
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$168,241 /yr
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Related Job Titles

For Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

Some related job titles are Lead Software Engineer Salaries with median pay of $171,942, Senior Software Developer Salaries with median pay of $160,084, Senior Software Development Engineer Salaries with median pay of $169,836, Software Engineer II Salaries with median pay of $134,581.

Top Paying Companies

For a Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA. Employers include Meta, Amazon Lab126 and Google.

1
Meta
$259,079/yr
4
Brocade
$240,527/yr
5
Yahoo
$238,507/yr
9
Tesla
$232,510/yr
10
Splunk
$232,264/yr

What are total pay estimates for a Senior Software Engineer at different companies in San Jose, CA?

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Cisco Systems
4.3
Senior Software EngineerSee 1,068 salaries from this location

$212,368

 / yr

$198,493

 / yr
Qualcomm
4.2
Senior Software EngineerSee 919 salaries from this location

$193,881

 / yr

$226,941

 / yr

$224,253

 / yr

$172,086

 / yr

$186,681

 / yr

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$222,934

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Xilinx
4.3
Senior Software EngineerSee 105 salaries from this location

$227,992

 / yr

$232,264

 / yr

$214,839

 / yr

$218,434

 / yr

$87

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Top Paying Industries

For a Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

The top 5 paying industries for a Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA are Transportation & Logistics with a median total pay of $231,472, Manufacturing with a median total pay of $218,523, Telecommunications with a median total pay of $211,330, Media & Communication with a median total pay of $210,302, and Financial Services with a median total pay of $209,736.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Transportation & LogisticsTransportation & Logistics$231,472

    9% Higher than other industries

  • ManufacturingManufacturing$218,523

    4% Higher than other industries

  • TelecommunicationsTelecommunications$211,330

    1% Higher than other industries

  • Media & CommunicationMedia & Communication$210,302

    0% Lower than other industries

  • Financial ServicesFinancial Services$209,736

    0% Lower than other industries

Transportation & Logistics

The top paying company in Transportation & Logistics for Senior Software Engineer is OOCL.

OOCLOOCL$231,472/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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Job Title

Location

Total Pay

Base Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date or Time

Senior Software Engineer

San Jose, CA

 | 7-9 years

$378,000

/yr

$220K | $158K

Submitted Yesterday

7-9 years
Yesterday
Senior Software Engineer

San Jose, CA

 | 7-9 years

$175,000

/yr

$160K | $15K

Submitted Yesterday

7-9 years
Yesterday
Senior Software Engineer

San Jose, CA

 | 10-14 years

$508,750

/yr

$225K | $284K

Submitted Yesterday

10-14 years
Yesterday
Senior Software Engineer

San Jose, CA

 | 7-9 years

$410,000

/yr

$340K | $70K

Submitted Yesterday

7-9 years
Yesterday
Senior Software Engineer

San Jose, CA

 | 4-6 years

$230,438

/yr

$174K | $56K

Submitted Yesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Senior Software Engineer

San Jose, CA

 | 7-9 years

$367,000

/yr

$170K | $197K

Submitted Yesterday

7-9 years
Yesterday
Senior Software Engineer

San Jose, CA

 | 1-3 years

$200,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Senior Software Engineer

San Jose, CA

 | 10-14 years

$190,000

/yr

$180K | $10K

Submitted Yesterday

10-14 years
Yesterday
Senior Software Engineer

San Jose, CA

 | 4-6 years

$282,631

/yr

$184K | $98K

Submitted Yesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday

Senior Software Engineer pay FAQ in San Jose, CA

The average salary for a Senior Software Engineer is $124,881 per year in San Jose, CA. Salaries estimates are based on 131197 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Senior Software Engineer employees in San Jose, CA.

The highest salary for a Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA is $187,322 per year.

The lowest salary for a Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA is $83,254 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming a Senior Software Engineer or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Senior Software Engineer.