A Software Developer earns an average salary of $64,063 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Software Developer Total Pay (?
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$43,653 - $93,257
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MEDIAN: $64,062
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Software Developer Total Pay (?
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$14.59 - $56.50
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MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$43,653 - $93,257  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,956  
Profit Sharing
$496.59 - $8,281  
Commission
$0.00 - $30,208  
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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$42,106 - $98,581  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 15,049
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$14.59 - $56.50  
   
Overtime
$17.82 - $53.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,956  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $30,208  
Profit Sharing
$496.59 - $8,281  
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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$42,106 - $98,581  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 15,049
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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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What is it like working as a Software Developer?
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
$65,000

Skills That Affect Software Developer Salaries

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Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
11%
female alumni
 
Male
89%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
3%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 11%
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