Software Developer in Boston, Massachusetts Salary

Software Developers in Boston can expect to earn an average of $79K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $12K and $128K, respectively — total cash payment to Software Developers in Boston, Mass. can bottom out near $54K or peak near $108K depending on individual performance. The vast majority of Boston Software Developers (89 percent) who took the survey are men. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little more than half. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$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.


For many Software Developers in Boston, Mass., experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $75K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $86K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $100K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $121K on average.

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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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