Software Developer in Boston, Massachusetts Salary

Boston Software Developers pull down an average of $79K per year. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Software Developers in Boston, Mass. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The vast majority (83 percent) of Software Developers in Boston who answered the questionnaire are male. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$59,288 - $104,448
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$79K
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MEDIAN: $79,197
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$19.73 - $99.33
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,288 - $104,448  
   
Bonus
$650 - $12,136  
Profit Sharing
$9,000  
Total Pay (?
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$59,116 - $110,964  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 186
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$0$34$68$102
Hourly Rate
$19.73 - $99.33  
   
Overtime
$60.00  
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$650 - $12,136  
   
Profit Sharing
$9,000  
Total Pay (?
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$59,116 - $110,964  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 10

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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
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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
17 %
Male
83 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Software Developer Salaries

Late-Career
▲33%

▲25%

▲7%

National Average
$81,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Software Developer Salaries


MySQL
▲8%

▲6%

▲5%

Linux
▲5%

C++
▲3%

Python
▲2%


ASP.NET
▼0%

HTML
▼0%

National Average
$81,000

C#
▼1%

▼2%

SQL
▼3%


ASP.NET Framework
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 10%