Senior Software Development Engineer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$115,000
$88,000
$115,000
$150,000
The average Senior Software Development Engineer makes about $115,743 per year. That's $55.65 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $88,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $151,000. Many of Senior Software Development Engineers seem to be drawn to Technology and Retail companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case Senior Software Development Engineers tend to work at Telecommunication, Technology, and Finance companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that Washington, California and New York pay Senior Software Development Engineers the highest salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Kirkland, WA
$141,226
New York, NY
$113,654
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Map of Senior Software Development Engineer Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Senior Software Development Engineers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Senior Software Development Engineer Salary By Location

While a Senior Software Development Engineer can average a salary of $115,743 per year, or $55.65 per hour, there are many opportunities for Senior Software Development Engineers to make more. For example, in Cupertino, CA you might make $148,106 per year. Other high-paying locations include Kirkland, WA, New York, NY and Arlington, VA. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Cupertino, CA where the average starting salary is $106,000. The highest paying states for Senior Software Development Engineers include Washington, California and New York. Meanwhile, North Dakota, Kentucky, and West Virginia offer the lowest salaries.

Average Senior Software Development Engineer Salary By Company

To earn a high income as a Senior Software Development Engineer, working for Hulu or VMware might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Netflix and Yahoo! report highly competitive salaries for Senior Software Development Engineers.
Company
Average Salary
$144,757
$145k
$142,207
$142k
$139,799
$140k
$139,427
$139k
$135,619
$136k
$134,101
$134k
$133,785
$134k
$133,610
$134k

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Senior Software Development Engineer Salary History

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Recently Added Senior Software Development Engineer Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
Bravotech
Bravotech
Senior Software Development Engineer In Test
Senior Software Development Engineer In Test
Senior Software Development Engineer In Test
06/29/2020
06/29/2020
$125,000
$125,000
06/29/2020
Senior Software Development Engineer
Senior Software Development Engineer
06/23/2020
06/23/2020
$114,785
$114,785
06/23/2020
Senior Software Engineer/Developer
Senior Software Engineer/Developer
06/22/2020
06/22/2020
$84,318
$84,318
06/22/2020
Management Decisions, Inc.
Management Decisions, Inc.
Senior Sdet
Senior Sdet
Senior Sdet
06/17/2020
06/17/2020
$130,000
$130,000
06/17/2020
Management Decisions, Inc.
Management Decisions, Inc.
Senior Sdet/Javascript
Senior Sdet/Javascript
Senior Sdet/Javascript
05/30/2020
05/30/2020
$150,000
$150,000
05/30/2020
SR Software Development Engineer
SR Software Development Engineer
05/27/2020
05/27/2020
$104,350
$104,350
05/27/2020
Senior Software Development Engineer In Test
Senior Software Development Engineer In Test
05/25/2020
05/25/2020
$90,000
$90,000
05/25/2020
Management Decisions, Inc.
Management Decisions, Inc.
Senior Sdet/ANN Arbor
Senior Sdet/ANN Arbor
Senior Sdet/ANN Arbor
05/20/2020
05/20/2020
$93,915
$93,915
05/20/2020
SR Sdet-Raleigh, NC-4 Openings
SR Sdet-Raleigh, NC-4 Openings
05/19/2020
05/19/2020
$93,915
$93,915
05/19/2020
SR. Software Development Engineer (Devops)-Waltham MA
SR. Software Development Engineer (Devops)-Waltham MA
04/28/2020
04/28/2020
$141,916
$141,916
04/28/2020