Software Developer in Boston, Massachusetts Salary

Pay for Boston Software Developers sits in the ballpark of $79K per year. Total cash compensation for Software Developers in Boston runs from $54K to $108K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $12K and profit sharing that can reach almost $128K. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The vast majority of Software Developers in Boston, Mass. (89 percent) survey respondents are men. Most Software Developers in Boston like their work and job satisfaction is high. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$58,171 - $102,184
(Median)
$58K
$79K
$100K
MEDIAN: $78,608
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$17.49 - $77.42
(Median)
$17
$28
$77
MEDIAN: $28.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$58,171 - $102,184  
   
Bonus
$487.96 - $12,255  
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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$53,898 - $107,801  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 283
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$17.49 - $77.42  
   
Overtime
$40.41  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$487.96 - $12,255  
   
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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$53,898 - $107,801  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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Pay by Experience Level for Software Developer

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. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $75K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $86K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $100K. Software Developers in Boston who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $121K.

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Experience Affects Software Developer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 51%

Experienced
up arrow 25%


National Average
$80,000


Skills That Affect Software Developer Salaries

Linux
up arrow 11%

C++
up arrow 4%

PHP
up arrow 4%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 3%

PL/SQL
up arrow 3%

ASP.NET
up arrow 2%

JavaScript
up arrow 1%

C#
up arrow 1%

Oracle
up arrow 1%

SQL
0%

HTML
0%

National Average
$80,000

Java
up arrow 1%

.NET
up arrow 1%

Ruby on Rails
up arrow 4%

Python
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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