Entry-Level Software Developer Salary (United States)

An Entry-Level Software Developer earns an average salary of $59,951 per year.
Entry-Level Software Developer Total Pay (?
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$41,335 - $84,614
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $59,951
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Entry-Level Software Developer Total Pay (?
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$13.24 - $38.98
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$41,335 - $84,614  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,708  
Profit Sharing
$490.99 - $7,233  
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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$40,223 - $87,286  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 9,867
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.24 - $38.98  
   
Overtime
$17.76 - $46.60  
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 - $9,708  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $31,538  
Profit Sharing
$490.99 - $7,233  
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).
)
$40,223 - $87,286  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 9,867
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medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 11%
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