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Application Developer Salary

An average Application Developer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $65K annually. Total cash compensation to Application Developers bottoms out near $44K and approaches $100K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $10K from bonuses and almost $7K from profit sharing. While career duration and geography impact pay for this group, the particular firm is the most influential factor. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Application Developers who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 82 percent. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$44,043 - $94,023
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MEDIAN: $64,629
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$16.39 - $62.01
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,043 - $94,023  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,987  
Profit Sharing
$482.88 - $6,544  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$43,575 - $100,160  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,327
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Hourly Rate
$16.39 - $62.01  
   
Overtime
$18.12 - $53.72  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,987  
   
Profit Sharing
$482.88 - $6,544  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$43,575 - $100,160  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 237
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Job Description for Application Developer

Application developers help companies keep up with the latest technologies and developments on the web. As online technology becomes increasingly important, all types of businesses are seeking application developers--from banks to universities, news channels to hospitals. These applications (or apps) can be used on smartphones, computers, tablets and more. As such, application developers must be able to create, develop, manage and maintain new programs and software. These tasks require an excellent knowledge of programming, HTML, all sorts of developer software, in many cases Linus, and experience with relational databases.

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Application Developer Tasks

  • Write, modify, and debug software.
  • Design and develop application components.
  • Test and document software.
  • Analyze requirements and transform them into technical designs.

Common Career Paths for Application Developer


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While Application Developers do not often become Senior Software Engineers, the job pays $104K per year on average. The most common next step for an Application Developer is to become a Senior Application Developer or a Software Engineer. The former position pays an additional $26K per year on average, and the latter position pays $8K more per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Application Developer


J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., IBM Global Services, Sprint Nextel Corporation, and U.S. Bank are top-notch employers for Application Developers in this area. Those at CVS Caremark Corporation can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $84K. Also paying near the top of the field are Intel Corporation at $82K, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) at $80K, and Sprint Nextel Corporation, where Application Developers annually earn $76K.

Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company at $50K, and International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. where $54K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Application Developers there earn up to $99K.

Popular Skills for Application Developer


Application Developers seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Java/J2EE, Oracle, and UNIX are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 20 percent, 17 percent, and 16 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include C++, VB.Net, and PHP. Most people experienced in .NET also know ASP.NET and SQL.

Pay by Experience Level for Application Developer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Application Developers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $59K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $75K. For Application Developers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $83K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $86K.

Pay Difference by Location


Richmond is home to an above-average pay rate for Application Developers, 21 percent higher than the national average. Application Developers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+19 percent), Atlanta (+18 percent), Houston (+15 percent), and Boston (+11 percent). In Des Moines, salaries are 12 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Pittsburgh (9 percent lower) and Minneapolis (8 percent lower).

Application Developer Reviews

What is it like working as an Application Developer?

Application Developer in Fords:
"Stressful At Times But Moderate Learning."
Pros: Flexibility of working hours.
Cons: Stereotypical work and very less chance to learn new technologies.

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Experience Affects Application Developer Salaries




National Average
$66,000


Skills That Affect Application Developer Salaries

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National Average
$66,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 514 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 9%