Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Staff Software Engineer make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

$160,703 / yrTotal Pay
$139,360 / yrBase Pay
$21,342 / yrAdditional Pay

$160,703

 / yr
$101K$314K
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The estimated total pay for a Staff Software Engineer is $160,703 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $139,360 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 $21,342 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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What are some related job titles for Staff Software Engineer?

Some related job titles are Engineering Manager Salaries with median pay of $148,264, Software Developer Salaries with median pay of $105,796, Software Development Engineer Salaries with median pay of $110,777, Lead Software Engineer Salaries with median pay of $148,818.

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Qualcomm
4.1

Qualcomm

Staff Software Engineer

$162,209

 /yr
Range: $136K - $189K

$136K

$189K

$135,927 - $188,921 Range

IBM
4.1

IBM

Staff Software Engineer

$124,570

 /yr
Range: $13K - $199K

$13K

$199K

$12,551 - $198,798 Range

ServiceNow
4.5

ServiceNow

Staff Software Engineer

$172,718

 /yr
Range: $120K - $212K

$120K

$212K

$119,831 - $212,017 Range

Google
4.5

Google

Staff Software Engineer

$239,538

 /yr
Range: $131K - $303K

$131K

$303K

$131,186 - $302,535 Range

Intuit
4.6

Intuit

Staff Software Engineer

$205,070

 /yr
Range: $139K - $253K

$139K

$253K

$138,620 - $253,012 Range

Walmart
3.3

Walmart

Staff Software Engineer

$189,921

 /yr
Range: $104K - $233K

$104K

$233K

$103,618 - $232,884 Range

LinkedIn
4.5

LinkedIn

Staff Software Engineer

$227,635

 /yr
Range: $170K - $372K

$170K

$372K

$169,564 - $372,123 Range

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National Instruments
3.8

National Instruments

Staff Software Engineer

$92,694

 /yr
Range: $79K - $129K

$79K

$129K

$79,184 - $129,079 Range

Visa Inc.
4.0

Visa Inc.

Staff Software Engineer

$145,118

 /yr
Range: $109K - $191K

$109K

$191K

$108,689 - $191,471 Range

A10 Networks
4.2

A10 Networks

Staff Software Engineer

$158,978

 /yr
Range: $142K - $172K

$142K

$172K

$142,064 - $171,531 Range

eBay
4.1

eBay

Staff Software Engineer

$170,000

 /yr
Range: $148K - $204K

$148K

$204K

$147,536 - $203,670 Range

PayPal
4.1

PayPal

Staff Software Engineer

$174,344

 /yr
Range: $141K - $218K

$141K

$218K

$141,448 - $217,611 Range

Arm
3.9

Arm

Staff Software Engineer

$156,278

 /yr
Range: $148K - $200K

$148K

$200K

$147,529 - $199,884 Range

The Home Depot
3.8

The Home Depot

Staff Software Engineer

$148,904

 /yr
Range: $120K - $181K

$120K

$181K

$120,000 - $181,499 Range

Juniper Networks
4.2

Juniper Networks

Staff Software Engineer

$171,262

 /yr
Range: $143K - $201K

$143K

$201K

$143,440 - $201,157 Range

Xilinx
4.3

Xilinx

Staff Software Engineer

$187,047

 /yr
Range: $136K - $203K

$136K

$203K

$135,747 - $203,193 Range

Sun Microsystems
4.3

Sun Microsystems

Staff Software Engineer

$165,923

 /yr
Range: $131K - $205K

$131K

$205K

$130,683 - $205,238 Range

Intel Corporation
4.3

Intel Corporation

Staff Software Engineer

$159,242

 /yr
Range: $121K - $214K

$121K

$214K

$120,768 - $213,722 Range

Palo Alto Networks
4.1

Palo Alto Networks

Staff Software Engineer

$145,648

 /yr
Range: $105K - $180K

$105K

$180K

$105,312 - $180,000 Range

Lockheed Martin
4.1

Lockheed Martin

Staff Software Engineer

$144,134

 /yr
Range: $111K - $185K

$111K

$185K

$111,111 - $184,861 Range

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$217,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$18,300/yr

8 days ago by a Staff Software Engineer with 10 to 14 years of experience

$168,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Staff Software Engineer with more than 15 years of experience

$152,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$20,000/yr
Stock Bonus$2,000/yr

8 days ago by a Staff Software Engineer with 4 to 6 years of experience

$113,510

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$9,000/yr

8 days ago by a Staff Software Engineer with 10 to 14 years of experience

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$155,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$15,500/yr

8 days ago by a Staff Software Engineer with 4 to 6 years of experience

$136,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$13,000/yr
Stock Bonus$6,000/yr

8 days ago by a Staff Software Engineer with 1 to 3 years of experience

$165,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$5,000/yr

9 days ago by a Software Staff Engineer with 4 to 6 years of experience

$180,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$20,000/yr
Stock Bonus$40,000/yr

9 days ago by a Staff Software Engineer with 7 to 9 years of experience

$139,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$5,000/yr
Stock Bonus$20,000/yr

9 days ago by a Staff Software Engineer with 4 to 6 years of experience

$119,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

9 days ago by a Staff Software Engineer with 7 to 9 years of experience

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Frequently asked questions about a Staff Software Engineer salaries

The national average salary for a Staff Software Engineer is $154,853 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Staff Software Engineer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 12972 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Staff Software Engineer employees.

The highest salary for a Staff Software Engineer in United States is $203,718 per year.

The lowest salary for a Staff Software Engineer in United States is $117,708 per year.

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