How much does a Senior Software Engineer make in Santa Clara, CA?

Updated Jun 17, 2021

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$152,782 /yr
Average Base Pay

14,477 salaries

$114K

Low

$153K

Average

$205K

High

Additional Cash Compensation
Average$31,814Range$6,404 - $158,053
The average salary for a Senior Software Engineer is $152,782 in Santa Clara, CA. Salaries estimates are based on 14,477 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Senior Software Engineer employees in Santa Clara, CA.

Seniority Levels

L3
Senior Software Engineer$152,782 /yr
L4
Software Engineer IV$156,290 /yr
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ServiceNow
4.3

ServiceNow

Senior Software Engineer

$138,333

 /yr
Range: $122K - $168K
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$122K

$168K

$122,459 - $168,181 Range

Qualcomm
4.1

Qualcomm

Senior Software Engineer

$149,291

 /yr
Range: $140K - $149K

$140K

$149K

$140,125 - $149,291 Range

NVIDIA
4.7

NVIDIA

Senior Software Engineer

$170,937

 /yr
Range: $124K - $238K

$124K

$238K

$124,427 - $238,042 Range

Intel Corporation
4.1

Intel Corporation

Senior Software Engineer

$146,291

 /yr
Range: $113K - $192K

$113K

$192K

$112,736 - $191,806 Range

EMC
3.8

EMC

Senior Software Engineer

$130,689

 /yr
Range: $113K - $155K

$113K

$155K

$113,271 - $155,296 Range

Oracle
3.7

Oracle

Senior Software Engineer

$135,560

 /yr
Range: $15K - $198K

$15K

$198K

$15,054 - $197,852 Range

Citrix
4

Citrix

Senior Software Engineer

$152,410

 /yr
Range: $125K - $186K

$125K

$186K

$124,789 - $186,165 Range

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Yahoo
4.1

Yahoo

Senior Software Engineer

$146,277

 /yr
Range: $15K - $155K

$15K

$155K

$15,394 - $155,068 Range

Marvell Semiconductor
4

Marvell Semiconductor

Senior Software Engineer

$120,297

 /yr
Range: $105K - $155K

$105K

$155K

$105,185 - $155,418 Range

Palo Alto Networks
3.9

Palo Alto Networks

Senior Software Engineer

$162,427

 /yr
Range: $141K - $205K

$141K

$205K

$141,385 - $205,455 Range

Chegg
4.2

Chegg

Senior Software Engineer

$158,683

 /yr
Range: $135K - $184K

$135K

$184K

$135,393 - $184,382 Range

AMD
4.1

AMD

Senior Software Engineer

$153,013

 /yr
Range: $136K - $168K

$136K

$168K

$135,716 - $167,985 Range

Veritas Technologies
3.6

Veritas Technologies

Senior Software Engineer

$146,883

 /yr
Range: $125K - $166K

$125K

$166K

$125,400 - $165,746 Range

Dell Technologies
4.2

Dell Technologies

Senior Software Engineer

$141,973

 /yr
Range: $116K - $175K

$116K

$175K

$115,628 - $175,011 Range

Capgemini Engineering
4

Capgemini Engineering

Senior Software Engineer

$115,099

 /yr
Range: $84K - $115K

$84K

$115K

$83,516 - $115,099 Range

Akamai
4.4

Akamai

Senior Software Engineer

$170,889

 /yr
Range: $157K - $186K

$157K

$186K

$157,420 - $186,462 Range

Verint
3.6

Verint

Senior Software Engineer

$126,994

 /yr
Range: $118K - $140K

$118K

$140K

$117,998 - $139,859 Range

Silicon Valley Bank
4.2

Silicon Valley Bank

Senior Software Engineer

$165,440

 /yr
Range: $145K - $166K

$145K

$166K

$144,681 - $165,626 Range

Extreme Networks
3.4

Extreme Networks

Senior Software Engineer

$141,506

 /yr
Range: $118K - $154K

$118K

$154K

$118,074 - $153,764 Range

Nortel Networks
3.3

Nortel Networks

Senior Software Engineer

$141,506

 /yr
Range: $121K - $166K

$121K

$166K

$120,829 - $165,825 Range

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Recent Salary Reports

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$155,000
per year
A Senior Software Engineer reported making $155,000 per year
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10+ years experience
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$161,000
per year
A Senior Software Engineer reported making $161,000 per year
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5-7 years experience
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$145,000
per year
A Senior Software Engineer reported making $145,000 per year
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5-7 years experience
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$185,000
per year
A Sr. Software Engineer reported making $185,000 per year
Additional Pay
$30k cash bonus
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10+ years experience
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$200,000
per year
A Senior Software Engineer reported making $200,000 per year
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10+ years experience
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private
$150,000
per year
A Senior Software Engineer reported making $150,000 per year
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10+ years experience
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$153,576
per year
A Senior Developer reported making $153,576 per year
Additional Pay
$23k cash bonus
$10k stock bonus
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10+ years experience
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
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