Senior Software Engineer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$105,000
$84,000
Min 10%
$105,000
Median 50%
$133,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
AutoFi
Highest Paying City
Redmond, WA
Highest Paying State
Washington
Average Experience Level
3.9 years
How much does a senior software engineer make?
Senior Software Engineers in the US make on average $105,991 annually or $50.96 hourly. While the top 10 percent make over $133,000 per year, the bottom 10 percent make under $84,000. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Senior Software Engineers are Technology companies and Professional companies. Washington, California, New York, New Hampshire, and Oregon are some of the states with the best Senior Software Engineer salaries in the US. Most Senior Software Engineers spend 3.9 years in the position.

Average Senior Software Engineer Salary By Location

Across America, Senior Software Engineers make on average $105,991 annually or $50.96 hourly. Working in Redmond, WA as a Senior Software Engineer will pay you the highest wages at around $144,310 per year. Even an entry-level Senior Software Engineer makes $103,000 per year in Redmond, WA. The top 5 states with the highest reported Senior Software Engineer salaries are Washington, California, New York, New Hampshire, and Oregon. Indiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, and South Dakota are the lowest earners.
City
Average Salary

Map of Senior Software Engineer Salaries

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

Average Salary:

Average Senior Software Engineer Salary By Company

Senior Software Engineers report their job security as good. Just as in every field, some employers pay higher wages than others. The most abundant employment opportunities for Senior Software Engineers are in Technology companies and Professional companies. Companies like AutoFi or Google will get you the highest pay packages. Also, companies like Jet and Netflix pay their Senior Software Engineers very well.
Company
Average Salary
$182,551
$183k
$171,007
$171k
$159,502
$160k
$159,490
$159k
$159,187
$159k
$158,136
$158k
$154,025
$154k

Average Senior Software Engineer Pay By Industry

Wages for Senior Software Engineers can differ based on the industry they work in. Our analysis shows that Finance companies, Health Care companies, and Technology companies pay higher-than-average wages for Senior Software Engineers. Salaries for Senior Software Engineers in Finance companies average $107,890 annually, while Health Care companies and Technology companies pay $106,938 and $106,388, respectively. The types of companies that pay Senior Software Engineers the least are in the Manufacturing industry, where the average annual salary is $100,450.
Industry
Average Salary
Finance
Finance
$107,890
$108k
Health Care
Health Care
$106,938
$107k
Technology
Technology
$106,388
$106k
Telecommunication
Telecommunication
$105,397
$105k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$100,450
$100k

Senior Software Engineer Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

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