Software Developer Salary in Boston, Massachusetts

Software Developers in Boston take home approximately $77K annually on average. In the world of Boston Software Developers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $14K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $128K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $53K and $107K. Most Software Developers in Boston, Mass. like their work and job satisfaction is high. Men account for the majority of Boston Software Developers who responded to the questionnaire — 88 percent to be exact. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$54,647 - $101,316
(Median)
$55K
$77K
$100K
MEDIAN: $76,631
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$18.00 - $55.00
(Median)
$18
$28
$55
MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$54,647 - $101,316  
   
Bonus
$495.28 - $13,702  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $128,222  
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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$52,785 - $106,623  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 256
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$18.00 - $55.00  
   
Overtime
$21.50 - $52.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$495.28 - $13,702  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $128,222  
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).
)
$52,785 - $106,623  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 39
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Pay by Experience Level for Software Developer in Boston, Massachusetts

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


Software Developers in Boston, Mass. generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $73K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $87K on average. Software Developers in Boston with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $97K. Professionals with deep experience (more than 20 years) report prosperous salaries in six-figure territory; the median for this crowd is approximately $123K.

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Experience Affects Software Developer in Boston, Massachusetts Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 59%

Experienced
up arrow 25%


National Average
$77,000


Skills That Affect Software Developer in Boston, Massachusetts Salaries

Linux
up arrow 14%

Oracle
up arrow 9%

PL/SQL
up arrow 8%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 6%

C#
up arrow 5%

ASP.NET
up arrow 5%

PHP
up arrow 5%

HTML
up arrow 4%

SQL
up arrow 3%

.NET
up arrow 3%

Python
up arrow 3%

JavaScript
up arrow 1%

C++
up arrow 1%

National Average
$77,000

Ruby on Rails
up arrow 1%

Java
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 10%
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