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Software Developer Salary

A Software Developer earns an average salary of $66,208 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
$44,884 - $97,393
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MEDIAN: $66,207
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$14.91 - $59.43
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,884 - $97,393  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,086  
Profit Sharing
$487.26 - $8,276  
Commission
$0.00 - $31,943  
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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$43,545 - $102,387  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 13,433
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.91 - $59.43  
   
Overtime
$16.91 - $54.43  
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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 - $10,086  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $31,943  
Profit Sharing
$487.26 - $8,276  
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).
)
$43,545 - $102,387  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,587
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Job Description for Software Developer

Software developers are the people who create the different programs that computers use for everything they do. This may be something small such as a notepad program all the way up to the entire operating system that runs the computer. Software developers may work in developing software programs for retail, or they may work to develop private software used by businesses.

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Software Developer Tasks

  • Write, modify, and debug software for client applications.
  • Use source debuggers and visual development environments.
  • Test and document software for client applications.
  • Write code to create single-threaded, multi-threaded or user interface event driven applications, either stand-alone and those which access servers or services.

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Software Developer Reviews

What is it like working as a Software Developer?

Software Developer in New York:
"Getting paid to solve puzzles."
Pros: The job is very self motivated and self regulated. For the most part I show up when I feel it is necessary, and I leave when the day's work is done. The pay is great, especially for someone fresh out of undergrad. I feel like I am doing exactly what I was trained to do in school, and I enjoy solving puzzles every day. The flexibility to work from home is also a huge plus.
Cons: I can get bogged down in sitting behind a computer alone for days on end, underutilizing my prized soft skills. Work can sometimes take significantly longer than anticipated, sometimes requiring 12+ hour shifts. Due to the nature of production support I am also on call in the early hours or weekends sometimes.

Software Developer in Baton Rouge:
Pros: Relaxed atmosphere, tasks are project oriented, the tasks involve designing something (web or windows applications with databases)
Cons: The job can be exhausting mentally.

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Experience Affects Software Developer Salaries




National Average
$67,000


Skills That Affect Software Developer Salaries

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$67,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3120 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 11%