Software Developer in Boston, Massachusetts Salary

Software Developers in Boston can expect to earn an average of $79K annually. Job satisfaction for Boston Software Developers is high. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 85 percent of Software Developers in Boston, Mass. are male. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$59,375 - $103,465
$59K
$79K
$100K
MEDIAN: $78,754
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$19.80 - $98.63
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MEDIAN: $65.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,375 - $103,465  
   
Bonus
$511 - $11,589  
Profit Sharing
$5,500  
Total Pay (?
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$59,276 - $110,702  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 193
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$19.80 - $98.63  
   
Overtime
$60.00  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$511 - $11,589  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,500  
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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$59,276 - $110,702  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 11

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About Boston, Massachusetts

Suffolk County, Massachusetts
669,469
Male:
322,149 (48.1%)
Female:
347,320 (51.9%)
Boston (pronounced /ˈbɒstən/ BOSS-tən) is the capital and most populous city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States. Boston is also the seat of Suffolk County, although the county government was disbanded on July 1, 1999. The city proper covers 48 square miles (124 km2) with an estimated population of 667,137 in 2015, making it the largest city in New England and the 23rd most populous city in the United States. The city is the economic and cultural anchor of a substantially larger metropolitan area called Greater Boston, home to 4.7 million people and the tenth-largest metropolitan statistical area in the country. Greater Boston as a commuting region is home to 8.1 million people, making it the sixth-largest combined statistical area in the United States. One of the oldest cities in the United States, Boston was founded on the Shawmut Peninsula in 1630 by Puritan settlers from England. It was the scene...
Boston:
$58,263
Massachusetts:
$70,628
$1,423
Boston:
$453,000
Massachusetts:
$352,100
4.6%

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Pay by Experience Level for Software Developer

Pay by Experience for a Software Developer has a positive trend. An entry-level Software Developer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 147 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Software Developer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $87,000 based on 48 salaries. An experienced Software Developer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $102,000 based on 19 salaries. A Software Developer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $108,000 based on 14 salaries.

Key Stats for Software Developer

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Software Developer Salaries

Late-Career
▲34%

▲26%

▲7%

National Average
$81,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Software Developer Salaries


MySQL
▲9%

▲7%

▲6%

Linux
▲6%

C++
▲3%

Python
▲3%


ASP.NET
▲1%

HTML
▲1%

C#
▼0%

National Average
$81,000

▼1%

SQL
▼2%


ASP.NET Framework
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 13%
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