Entry-Level Software Developer Salary (United States)

An Entry-Level Software Developer earns an average salary of $60,239 per year.
Entry-Level Software Developer Total Pay (?
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$41,463 - $85,203
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $60,238
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Entry-Level Software Developer Total Pay (?
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$13.32 - $39.71
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$41,463 - $85,203  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,734  
Profit Sharing
$485.28 - $7,196  
Commission
$0.00 - $31,538  
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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$40,376 - $87,878  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 9,809
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.32 - $39.71  
   
Overtime
$17.69 - $46.81  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,734  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $31,538  
Profit Sharing
$485.28 - $7,196  
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).
)
$40,376 - $87,878  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 9,809
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$61,000
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Software Developer in Claremont:
"Keep Yourself Up To Date."
Update yourself constantly by visiting technology sites, channels, groups.... etc.
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Specialize in the development practices that are in demand and become an expert. Ex. C# MVVM Become invaluable to the company you are working and you will be rewarded.
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"Software Development Is Not Always Glamorous."
Learn development from a seasoned person on the job. Books are good, experience is vital.

Skills That Affect Entry-Level Software Developer Salaries

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Oracle
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Java
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$61,000
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Gender

Female
11%
female alumni
 
Male
89%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 11%
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