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How Much Does a Senior Software Application Engineer Earn In The United States?

Senior Software Application Engineer Salaries
Updated December 31, 2020
Average Yearly Salary
$114,000
$90,000
$114,000
$143,000
Senior software application engineers in the United States make an average salary of $114,167 per year or $54.89 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $90,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $143,000. As most things go, location can be critical. California, Washington, Nevada, New Hampshire, and Oregon provide the highest senior software application engineer salaries.
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Where Senior Software Application Engineers Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where senior software application engineers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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How Much Do Senior Software Application Engineers Earn In Different Cities?

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to California, Washington and Nevada, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for senior software application engineers. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Kentucky, Hawaii, and Indiana.
Location
City
Average Salary

San Francisco, CA

Salary Range115k - 173k$142k$141,835

Bellevue, WA

Salary Range109k - 158k$132k$131,734

Washington, DC

Salary Range91k - 134k$111k$110,825

Austin, TX

Salary Range92k - 129k$110k$109,756

New York, NY

Salary Range88k - 132k$108k$108,106

Phoenix, AZ

Salary Range85k - 124k$103k$103,211

Englewood, CO

Salary Range86k - 122k$103k$102,884

Boston, MA

Salary Range81k - 119k$99k$98,978

Tampa, FL

Salary Range80k - 119k$98k$97,906

Atlanta, GA

Salary Range81k - 117k$98k$97,671
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$173k

High Paying Senior Software Application Engineer Jobs

Which Companies Pay Senior Software Application Engineers The Most?

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Twitter and LinkedIn as they offer the highest salaries for senior software application engineers.
Company
Company
Average Salary
Twitter
Salary Range150k - 168k$160k$159,550
LinkedIn
Salary Range138k - 157k$148k$147,777
CashEdge
Salary Range138k - 155k$147k$146,594
Equinix
Salary Range137k - 153k$145k$145,048
Walmart
Salary Range134k - 150k$143k$142,571
Wayfair
Salary Range133k - 151k$142k$142,287
Roblox
Salary Range131k - 151k$141k$140,946
Fortinet
Salary Range127k - 148k$138k$137,866
Google
Salary Range125k - 148k$137k$136,874
Splunk
Salary Range125k - 145k$135k$135,095
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    How Much Do Senior Software Application Engineers Make In Different Industries?

    The salary for a senior software application engineer can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for senior software application engineers tend to be found in technology, manufacturing, and automotive companies. In fact, senior software application engineers can make a yearly salary of $116,530 while working for technology companies.
    Industry
    Average Salary

    Technology

    Salary Range105k - 128k$117k$116,530

    Manufacturing

    Salary Range99k - 119k$109k$108,990

    Automotive

    Salary Range94k - 119k$106k$106,286

    Finance

    Salary Range91k - 117k$104k$103,756
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    $128k

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    SR Staff, Software Applications Engineer
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    $129,210
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    Westlake, TX
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    $129,210
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    $137,426
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    Senior Software Application Engineer
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    Pleasanton, CA
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    09/19/2019
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    $144,040
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    Senior Software Engineer-Business Applications
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    $132,454
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    Senior Software Applications Engineer
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    San Jose, CA
    San Jose, CA
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    $116,080
    $116,080
    09/10/2019
    Vice President, Senior Software & Applications Engineer
    Vice President, Senior Software & Applications Engineer
    New York, NY
    New York, NY
    09/06/2019
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    $135,000
    $135,000
    09/06/2019