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Senior software engineer salary in United States

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

Average base salary

Average $143,809
Low $92,291
High $224,085
Cash bonus
$8,000per year
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a senior software engineer is $143,809 per year in the United States and $8,000 cash bonus per year.32.6k salaries reported, updated at September 21, 2023

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Top companies for Senior Software Engineers in United States

  1. Google
    4,925 reviews577 salaries reported
    $182,952per year
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Highest paying cities for Senior Software Engineers near United States

  1. San Francisco, CA
    $176,316 per year
    1.6k salaries reported
  2. San Jose, CA
    $165,583 per year
    492 salaries reported
  3. New York, NY
    $161,369 per year
    1k salaries reported
  1. Redmond, WA
    $157,893 per year
    504 salaries reported
  2. Chicago, IL
    $143,511 per year
    1k salaries reported
  3. Reston, VA
    $139,539 per year
    53 salaries reported
  1. Washington, DC
    $139,267 per year
    215 salaries reported
  2. Denver, CO
    $137,504 per year
    464 salaries reported
  3. Atlanta, GA
    $132,640 per year
    691 salaries reported
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Where can a Senior Software Engineer earn more?

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Most common benefits for Senior Software Engineers

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Commuter assistance
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Food provided
  • Free parking
  • Gym membership
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Pet insurance
  • Profit sharing
  • Referral program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Stock options
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Unlimited paid time off
  • Vision insurance
  • Work from home
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 1,121 ratings

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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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Entry Level Software Engineer

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Average $59,744 per year

Junior Software Engineer

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Average $79,502 per year

Junior Software Engineer

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Average $79,502 per year

Principal Software Engineer

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Average $153,735 per year

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Common questions about salaries for a Senior Software Engineer

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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