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Software Developer Salary in Boston, Massachusetts

Software Developers in Boston take home approximately $75K per year on average. Cash earnings for Boston Software Developers — including $12K in bonuses and $70K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $51K to $105K depending on individual performance. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Software Developers in Boston, Mass. The vast majority of Boston Software Developers (88 percent) who took the survey are men. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$51,572 - $98,738
(Median)
$52K
$75K
$99K
MEDIAN: $75,209
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90%

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$19.39 - $56.17
(Median)
$19
$28
$56
MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,572 - $98,738  
   
Bonus
$499.17 - $11,892  
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $70,000  
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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$51,492 - $104,605  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 245
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.39 - $56.17  
   
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
$499.17 - $11,892  
   
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $70,000  
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).
)
$51,492 - $104,605  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 36
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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 is an important factor influencing the compensation of Software Developers in Boston, Mass. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $71K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $86K. Boston Software Developers see a median salary of $91K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Professionals who boast more than 20 years of experience reap the fruits of their labor to the six-figure tune of $123K — the plum median salary in this group.

Experience Affects Software Developer in Boston, Massachusetts Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 62%

Experienced
up arrow 19%


National Average
$76,000


Skills That Affect Software Developer in Boston, Massachusetts Salaries

Linux
up arrow 9%

PHP
up arrow 8%

UNIX
up arrow 8%

PL/SQL
up arrow 5%

C#
up arrow 3%

JavaScript
up arrow 3%

ASP.NET
up arrow 3%

SQL
up arrow 2%

.NET
up arrow 2%

HTML
up arrow 1%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 1%

C++
0%

Ruby on Rails
0%

National Average
$76,000

Python
up arrow 1%

Java
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 10%