Median pay for Boston Software Developers lies in the neighborhood of $79K per year. The vast majority of Software Developers in Boston, Mass. (85 percent) who took the survey are men. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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MEDIAN: $78,896
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$17.23 - $98.63
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Salary
$59,066 - $103,893  
   
Bonus
$776 - $11,960  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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$58,111 - $108,499  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 190
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Hourly Rate
$17.23 - $98.63  
   
Overtime
$60.00  
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Bonus
$776 - $11,960  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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$58,111 - $108,499  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 11

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About Boston, Massachusetts

Suffolk County, Massachusetts
669,469
Male:
322,149 (48.1%)
Female:
347,320 (51.9%)
Boston (pronounced /ˈbɒstən/ BOSS-tən) is the capital and most populous city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States. Boston is also the seat of Suffolk County, although the county government was disbanded on July 1, 1999. The city proper covers 48 square miles (124 km2) with an estimated population of 667,137 in 2015, making it the largest city in New England and the 23rd most populous city in the United States. The city is the economic and cultural anchor of a substantially larger metropolitan area called Greater Boston, home to 4.7 million people and the tenth-largest metropolitan statistical area in the country. Greater Boston as a commuting region is home to 8.1 million people, making it the sixth-largest combined statistical area in the United States. One of the oldest cities in the United States, Boston was founded on the Shawmut Peninsula in 1630 by Puritan settlers from England. It was the scene...
Boston:
$58,263
Massachusetts:
$70,628
$1,423
Boston:
$453,000
Massachusetts:
$352,100
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Pay by Experience Level for Software Developer

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


For Software Developers in Boston, Mass., level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $84K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $76K. Professionals who spend a good 10 to 20 years in the workforce haul in an average of $101K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $104K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Key Stats for Software Developer

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
053
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Software Developer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%



National Average
$81,000


Skills That Affect Software Developer Salaries

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 13%

up arrow 8%

Linux
up arrow 8%


Ruby on Rails
up arrow 6%

C++
up arrow 4%

Python
up arrow 4%

C++ Programming Language
up arrow 3%

ASP.NET
up arrow 1%

C#
0%

SQL
0%

HTML
0%

.NET
0%

National Average
$81,000


ASP.NET Framework
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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