Senior software engineer

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How much does a Senior Software Engineer make in the United States?

Average base salary
26.3k salaries reported, updated at Aug 10, 2020
per year
The average salary for a senior software engineer with 2 to 3 years of experience, Bachelor Degree, and 3 selected qualifications is $132,259 per year in the United States and $5,000 cash bonus per year.
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Most common benefits
  • Commuter assistance
  • Food provided
  • Stock options
  • Gym membership
  • Unlimited paid time off
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Most common benefits for Senior Software Engineers

  • Commuter assistance
  • Food provided
  • Stock options
  • Gym membership
  • Unlimited paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • 401(k) matching
  • On-site gym
  • 401(k)
  • Health savings account
  • Vision insurance
  • Family leave
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74% of Senior software engineers in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area

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Is a Senior Software Engineer job a full-time job?

In most of companies it is a full-time job, but some companies allow freelancing or remote working as well.

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