Mid-Career Software Developer Salary

For Mid-Career Software Developers, annual average wages total $76K per year. Total cash earnings of Mid-Career Software Developers range from $55K on the low end to $114K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $12K and $10K, respectively. The particular firm and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$54,902 - $105,273
(Median)
$55K
$76K
$110K
MEDIAN: $76,168
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$20.65 - $71.71
(Median)
$21
$40
$72
MEDIAN: $39.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$54,902 - $105,273  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,685  
Profit Sharing
$495.30 - $10,013  
Commission
$0.00  
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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$54,750 - $113,707  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 4,758
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.65 - $71.71  
   
Overtime
$15.87 - $60.04  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,685  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$495.30 - $10,013  
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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$54,750 - $113,707  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 475
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Many Mid-Career Software Developers can be found at Amazon.com Inc, Microsoft Corp, International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., Hewlett-Packard Company, and Cisco Systems Inc, firms that are at the top of the field. Amazon.com Inc pays the most with a median salary of $131K, though with a large amount of variation, going from a low of $87K to a high of $164K. Mid-Career Software Developers will also find cushy salaries at Microsoft Corp (+$124K), Cisco Systems Inc (+$98K), and International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. (+$92K).

With a median employee salary of $55K, Hewlett-Packard Company pays significantly less than its competitors (less than half of the top paying employer's rate). Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp at $67K, TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES LIMITED at $70K, and Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, where $71K is the norm.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $78,027

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San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Mid-Career Software Developers, 32 percent higher than the national average. Mid-Career Software Developers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+27 percent), New York (+20 percent), Philadelphia (+10 percent), and Boston (+10 percent). Falling short of the national average by 5 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Columbus.

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Skills That Affect Software Developer Salaries

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Java
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Linux
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JavaScript
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C++
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Oracle
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National Average
$78,000

C#
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HTML
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Internet Information Server (IIS)
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.NET
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SQL
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ASP.NET
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Microsoft SQL Server
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VB.Net
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PHP
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 843 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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