ASP.NET Developer Salary
ASP.NET Developers in the United States pull down an average of $68K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most ASP.NET Developers. Men make up the vast majority of ASP.NET Developers (84 percent) who took the survey. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Job Description for ASP.NET Developer
An ASP.NET developer typically works as part of a team, but individual work is also necessary. This job will require a wide array of tasks. The developer will primarily work on developing and supporting applications and programs. He or she will also serve as an analyst for other applications and programs by verifying completeness and functionality. This involves inputting sample data and evaluating the output of results, as well as debugging any errors that might come up. Work on already existing programs may also be required. Examples of such work include adding new features and functions to existing programs, optimizing them, or modifying them if a new problem comes up. The developer must maintain regular contact with other employees, which includes reporting progress and problems at team meetings, training end users in the use of programs, and assisting users who have issues with the programs.
ASP.NET Developer Tasks
- Write code to create single-threaded or user interface event driven applications, either stand-alone and those which access servers or services.
- Use source debuggers and visual development environments.
- Test and document software for client applications.
- Write, modify, and debug software for client applications.
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Popular Skills for ASP.NET Developer
Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Cascading Style Sheets, VB.Net, C#, and ASP.NET are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include SQL, jQuery, and Microsoft Sharepoint Server. It is often found that people who know ASP.NET are also skilled in Microsoft SQL Server.
Pay by Experience Level for ASP.NET Developer
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $59K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $78K. On average, ASP.NET Developers make $88K following one to two decades on the job. ASP.NET Developers who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $83K.
Pay Difference by Location
ASP.NET Developers will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 30 percent. ASP.NET Developers will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+28 percent) and Houston (+10 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Chicago, 16 percent below the national average.