Software Developer Salary in Boston, Massachusetts

Software Developers in Boston, Mass. can expect to earn an average of $77K per year. Overall cash earnings for Software Developers in Boston stretch from $53K on the lower end to $107K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $15K from bonuses and $129K from profit sharing. The vast majority (89 percent) of Boston Software Developers who answered the questionnaire are male. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Most Software Developers in Boston, Mass. like their work and job satisfaction is high. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$55,491 - $101,352

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$18.00 - $55.00

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$55,491 - $101,352  
   
Bonus
$494.35 - $14,614  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $129,128  
Total Pay (?
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$52,975 - $106,956  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 258
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$18.00 - $55.00  
   
Overtime
$21.50 - $52.50  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$494.35 - $14,614  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $129,128  
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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$52,975 - $106,956  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $73K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $87K on average. Boston Software Developers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $97K. Veterans who boast more than two decades of experience make around $123K on average — an ample six-figure paycheck.

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Experience Affects Software Developer in Boston, Massachusetts Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 59%

Experienced
up arrow 24%


National Average
$78,000


Skills That Affect Software Developer in Boston, Massachusetts Salaries

Linux
up arrow 14%

Oracle
up arrow 8%

PL/SQL
up arrow 7%

ASP.NET
up arrow 5%

PHP
up arrow 5%

C#
up arrow 4%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 4%

HTML
up arrow 3%

.NET
up arrow 3%

SQL
up arrow 2%

JavaScript
up arrow 1%

C++
0%

Python
0%

National Average
$78,000

Ruby on Rails
up arrow 2%

Java
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 10%
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