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Software Developer Salary in Boston, Massachusetts

The average Boston Software Developer earns approximately $77K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $13K and $128K, respectively — total cash payment to Software Developers in Boston can bottom out near $52K or peak near $107K depending on individual performance. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Most Boston Software Developers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The vast majority of Software Developers in Boston, Mass. (88 percent) who took the survey are men. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$54,206 - $101,566
(Median)
$54K
$77K
$100K
MEDIAN: $76,912
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90%

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$17.82 - $59.18
(Median)
$18
$28
$59
MEDIAN: $27.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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
Salary
$54,206 - $101,566  
   
Bonus
$496.65 - $13,000  
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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$52,427 - $107,259  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 259
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.82 - $59.18  
   
Overtime
$21.50 - $52.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$496.65 - $13,000  
   
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).
)
$52,427 - $107,259  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 41
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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.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Software Developers in Boston, Mass. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $73K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $86K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $98K in this role. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $123K.

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Experience Affects Software Developer in Boston, Massachusetts Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 58%

Experienced
up arrow 27%


National Average
$78,000


Skills That Affect Software Developer in Boston, Massachusetts Salaries

Linux
up arrow 13%

PL/SQL
up arrow 7%

PHP
up arrow 6%

Oracle
up arrow 6%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 5%

C#
up arrow 4%

HTML
up arrow 4%

ASP.NET
up arrow 4%

SQL
up arrow 3%

Python
up arrow 3%

.NET
up arrow 2%

JavaScript
up arrow 1%

C++
up arrow 1%

National Average
$78,000

Ruby on Rails
up arrow 1%

Java
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 11%
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