Senior Application Developer Salary

With about three-fifths of Senior Application Developers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Senior Application Developers is $94K per year and can range from $72K on the lower end to $128K per year near the higher end. In the world of Senior Application Developers, total cash compensation can vary between $72K and $128K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $15K and $17K, respectively. Location is the main element affecting pay for this group — the company and years of experience are driving factors as well. There are far more male Senior Application Developers survey respondents than women, making up 86 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Senior Application Developers is high. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$69,898 - $119,385
$70K
$94K
$120K
MEDIAN: $94,341
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90%

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$36.36 - $74.46
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$74
MEDIAN: $52.88
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$0$127K
Salary $69,898 - $119,385
Bonus $1,487 - $14,978
Profit Sharing $990 - $16,770
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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$71,868 - $127,676
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 673
Hourly Data $0$74
Hourly Rate $36.36 - $74.46
Hourly Tips $23.00
Overtime $36.60 - $74.90
Annual Data $0$127K
Bonus $1,487 - $14,978
Profit Sharing $990 - $16,770
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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$71,868 - $127,676
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 30

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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

  • 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.
  • Establish budgets and team performance benchmarks and ensure compliance with said guidelines.
  • Track, organize, and accurately document changes made to programming code.
  • Gather input from users and various departments to direct development and enhance final product.

Common Career Paths for Senior Application Developer


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There are some Senior Application Developers — though it's uncommon — that transition into Senior Software Architects, where earnings are an average $123K annually. When Senior Application Developers are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Lead Applications Developers or Applications Development Managers. Those roles pay an additional $7K and $9K, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Application Developer


Known for taking on a considerable number of Senior Application Developers, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), Capital One Financial Corp, Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP), United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc., and UnitedHealth Group are leading firms in the industry. Those at Aetna, Inc. can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $120K. Other big spenders include United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc., J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), and Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP), top-paying firms where Senior Application Developers see paychecks nearing $111K, $110K, or $108K.

Also approaching the lower end are Union Pacific Railroad at $80K, First Data Corporation at $85K, and UnitedHealth Group at $89K.

Popular Skills for Senior Application Developer


Senior Application Developers seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Java, Java/J2EE, jQuery, and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft SQL Server, HTML, and .NET. Those proficient in .NET are, more often than not, also skilled in Microsoft SQL Server and SQL.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Application Developer

Pay by Experience for a Senior Application Developer has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Application Developer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 131 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Application Developer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $92,000 based on 323 salaries. An experienced Senior Application Developer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $102,000 based on 370 salaries. A Senior Application Developer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $100,000 based on 132 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $97,105

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Senior Application Developers, busy Irvine offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 41 percent above the national average. Senior Application Developers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+28 percent), Denver (+13 percent), Boston (+12 percent), and Seattle (+10 percent). Pittsburgh is the lowest-paying area, 15 percent south of the national average. Employers pay around 14 percent less in Houston and 10 percent less in Philadelphia, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Senior Application Developer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Senior Application Developer?

Senior Application Developer in Omaha:
"Develop websites."
Pros: Newest technologies, fast paced develop, fun working environment.
Cons: Slow business analysis phase, bad vacation rules.

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Key Stats for Senior Application Developer

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 110 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Senior Application Developer Salaries

▲5%

▲3%

National Average
$97,000

▼5%

▼15%

Skills That Affect Senior Application Developer Salaries

▲3%

▲2%

▲1%


Oracle
▼0%

National Average
$97,000

C# Programming Language
▼1%


ASP.NET
▼1%

C#
▼2%

SQL
▼2%

▼3%

▼3%



▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 110 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
no benefits
None: 7%
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