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Senior Software Engineer salary in United States

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

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$7,000per year
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The average salary for a senior software engineer is $122,897 per year in the United States and $7,000 cash bonus per year.12.6k salaries reported, updated at June 29, 2022.

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Top companies for Senior Software Engineers in United States

  1. Bloomberg
    862 reviews14 salaries reported
    $172,323per year
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Highest paying cities for Senior Software Engineers in United States

  1. San Francisco, CA
    $150,679 per year
    183 salaries reported
  2. San Diego, CA
    $142,617 per year
    231 salaries reported
  3. Redmond, WA
    $139,327 per year
    22 salaries reported
  1. Austin, TX
    $137,541 per year
    336 salaries reported
  2. Seattle, WA
    $137,375 per year
    180 salaries reported
  3. San Jose, CA
    $133,327 per year
    67 salaries reported
  1. New York, NY
    $128,754 per year
    455 salaries reported
  2. Atlanta, GA
    $126,335 per year
    258 salaries reported
  3. Chicago, IL
    $125,045 per year
    271 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

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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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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Entry Level Software Engineer

2,374 job openings

Average $60,622 per year

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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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