Senior Application Developer Salary (United States)

Seasoned employees—those with more than 10 years of experience in the field—make up the largest chunk of Senior Application Developers in the United States, more than half. There is a range in pay— $70,299 to $119,080 per year—with average salary amounting to $93,599 per year. Total cash income, which bottoms out near $68,500 and peaks near $112,349, incorporates potential for more than $14,446 from bonuses and close to $10,213 from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level and the individual firm. Generous benefits are a perk in this profession; nearly all claim both medical and dental insurance and more than half get vision coverage. There are far more male Senior Application Developers than women, making up 84 percent of those in this profession. Most Senior Application Developers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
Senior Application Developer Salary (?
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$68,500 - $112,349
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MEDIAN: $90,524
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Senior Application Developer Salary (?
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$25.92 - $61.88
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$68,500 - $112,349  
   
Bonus
$304.10 - $14,446  
Profit Sharing
$993 - $10,213  
Total Pay (?
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$70,299 - $119,080  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 657
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$25.92 - $61.88  
   
Overtime
$1.67 - $50.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$304.10 - $14,446  
   
Profit Sharing
$993 - $10,213  
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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$70,299 - $119,080  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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Job Description for Senior Application Developer

Senior application developers works with a number of programming languages and codes to provide innovative and diverse content on the Internet and mobile device; they may produce mobile apps, downloadable pieces of software available for mobile phones such as iPhone and Android. These developers code and check software applications to make sure it is in line with supervisors' specifications, as well as coordinate and oversee the work of subordinate developers. Since this industry is still growing and the mobile application sector is so young, a great deal of creativity, diversity, and innovation is possible.
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Senior Application Developer Tasks
  • Track, organize, and accurately document changes made to programming code.
  • Gather input from users and various departments to direct development and enhance final product.
  • Establish budgets and team performance benchmarks and ensure compliance with said guidelines.
  • Utilize structured programming techniques to deliver a high-quality product.
  • Lead evaluation and analysis of data related to application development in order improve performance of future versions.

Senior Application Developer Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Application Developer

Senior Application Developers in search of the best pay head to Capital One Financial Corp, where the median salary rolls in at $102,893. Though pay is top-notch, compensation is curbed at $114K. Senior Application Developers will find the worst pay at United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc., where the median salary crawls in at $100,152. Furthermore, compensation is curbed at $114K, leaving little room for growth.

Popular Skills for Senior Application Developer

Senior Application Developers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Java/J2EE, Oracle, Java, and Microsoft .NET are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 9 percent, 7 percent, 6 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include PHP, IBM DB2, and COBOL. It is often found that people who know .NET are also skilled in Microsoft SQL Server and SQL.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Application Developer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $80K; however, pay rises to approximately $100K after five to 10 years. Those with one to two decades of experience under their belt tend to see salaries around $100K. Unfortunately, Senior Application Developers with considerable experience—two decades in the field—see paychecks plunge to $100K. Senior Application Developers with one to 10 years of experience are most common in the field, followed by those with 10 to 20 years and more than 20 years. Workers who have been working for more than 20 years are hardest to find.

Pay Difference By Location

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For Senior Application Developers, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Also paying near the top of the field are Houston, Dallas, Chicago, and Washington, where Senior Application Developers annually earn 11 percent, 8 percent, 5 percent, and 2 percent more than the national average. Senior Application Developers may wish to avoid the below-average compensation found in the Midwest—Columbus, Omaha, and Indianapolis are known as the cities with the worst salaries for Senior Application Developers. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Omaha (-19 percent) and Indianapolis (-18 percent).

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Experience Affects Senior Application Developer Salaries

National Average
$94,000

Skills That Affect Senior Application Developer Salaries

Java/J2EE
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ASP.NET
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Microsoft .NET
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$94,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 126 votes.

Gender

Female
16%
female alumni
 
Male
84%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 7%
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