Senior Software Engineer Salary in the United States

How much does a Senior Software Engineer make at companies like in the United States? The average salary for Senior Software Engineer at companies like in the United States is $153,946 as of December 27, 2022, but the range typically falls between $141,253 and $167,439. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities


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A software engineer is a person who applies the principles of software engineering to the design, development, maintenance, testing, and evaluation of computer software. Prior to the mid-1970s, software practitioners generally called themselves computer scientists, computer programmers or software developers, regardless of their actual jobs. Many people prefer to call themselves software developer and programmer, because most widely agree what these terms mean, while the exact meaning of software engineer is still being debated....

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Syms Strategic Group, LLC (SSG) - Ashburn, VA

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Volume Integration - Chantilly, VA

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Creative Financial Staffing (CFS) - Fairfax, VA

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Azure Summit Technology - Fairfax, VA

$141,253 Low Average $153,946 High $167,439

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These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for Senior Software Engineer in companies like in the United States. The base salary for Senior Software Engineer in companies like range from $141,253 to $167,439 with the average base salary of $153,946. The total cash compensation, which includes bonus, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $146,521 to $177,381 with the average total cash compensation of $161,025.
Job Openings for Senior Software Engineer
ALTA IT Services - Herndon , VA
As a Senior Software Engineer , you will join a Senior Agile team within the CTO organization responsible for leading advanced software engineering using containerization tools on modern cloud ...
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Raft Company Website - Reston , VA
We're looking for an experienced Senior Software Engineer to support our customer and join our passionate team of high-impact problem solvers. This is a unique opportunity to help build and shape a ...
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Centripetal Networks - Reston , VA
Senior Software Engineer, CIS Cloud Services Location: Reston, VA; Remote from NC (preferred) or within US What you would do: * Be a member of a high performing product development team. * Be a ...
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Input Technology Solutions - Reston , VA
Input Technology Solutions is searching for a Senior Software Developer for a full-time opportunity in the Reston, VA area! Location: Primarily remote w/ occasional office work in Reston, like 90/10 ...
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Senior Software Engineer (PeopleSoft/Oracle) Description : Cymertek is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join an ongoing development effort on one of our current contract vehicles. This work ...
Lensa - 31 days ago
Leidos - Manassas , VA
The Senior Software Engineer will work individually and in a collaborative team-focused environment. Individual will prototype, design, develop and integrate unique solutions to hard problems
Appcast Exchange - 47 days ago

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