Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a Sr. Software Engineer make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

Experience

Industry

$138,419 / yrTotal Pay
$108,081 / yrBase Pay
$30,338 / yrAdditional Pay

$138,419

 / yr
$91K$214K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Sr. Software Engineer is $138,419 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $108,081 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 $30,338 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

$145,671 /yr
Senior Software Engineer
$162,890 /yr
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Related Job Titles

For Sr Software Engineer

Some related job titles are Principal Software Engineer Salaries with median pay of $201,869, Senior Software Engineer Salaries with median pay of $145,671, Senior Software Development Engineer Salaries with median pay of $159,614, Software Developer Salaries with median pay of $95,497.

Top Paying Companies

For a Sr Software Engineer in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Sr Software Engineer in United States. Employers include LinkedIn, Amazon and Microsoft.

1
LinkedIn
$228,949/yr
5
Lead IT
$184,272/yr
9
Optum
$153,720/yr

What are total pay estimates for a Sr Software Engineer at different companies?

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Mastech Digital
3.9
Senior Software DeveloperSee 12,194 salaries from all locations

$122,080

 / yr

$71

 / hr
Qualcomm
4.1
Senior Software EngineerSee 5,256 salaries from all locations

$175,566

 / yr

$215,671

 / yr

$150,373

 / yr

$236,671

 / yr

$209,586

 / yr

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Top Paying Industries

For a Sr Software Engineer in United States

The top 5 paying industries for a Sr Software Engineer in United States are Information Technology with a median total pay of $203,771, Insurance with a median total pay of $169,755, Retail & Wholesale with a median total pay of $164,383, Healthcare with a median total pay of $153,720, and Financial Services with a median total pay of $151,393.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$203,771

    13% Higher than other industries

  • InsuranceInsurance$169,755

    5% Lower than other industries

  • Retail & WholesaleRetail & Wholesale$164,383

    8% Lower than other industries

  • HealthcareHealthcare$153,720

    16% Lower than other industries

  • Financial ServicesFinancial Services$151,393

    17% Lower than other industries

Information Technology

Top paying companies in Information Technology for Sr Software Engineer are LinkedIn, Amazon, and Microsoft.

LinkedInLinkedIn$228,949/yr
AmazonAmazon$213,976/yr
MicrosoftMicrosoft$205,713/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.

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Total Years of Experience

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Senior Software Engineer

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$107,000

/yr

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4-6 years
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Senior Software Engineer

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$118,000

/yr

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Senior Software Engineer

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$120,000

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Senior Software Engineer

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$89,000

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Senior Software Engineer

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$140,000

/yr

$135K | $5K

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United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$137,500

/yr

$125K | $13K

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Senior Software Engineer

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$106,000

/yr

$100K | $6K

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Sr. Software Engineer

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$140,000

/yr

$120K | $20K

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Senior Software Engineer

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$115,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday

Sr. Software Engineer pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Sr. Software Engineer is $108,081 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Sr. Software Engineer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 6404 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Sr. Software Engineer employees.

The highest salary for a Sr. Software Engineer in United States is $158,101 per year.

The lowest salary for a Sr. Software Engineer in United States is $73,886 per year.

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