Mid-Career Software Developer Salary
An average Mid-Career Software Developer can expect to take home roughly $79K per year. Cash earnings for Mid-Career Software Developers — including $13K in bonuses and $12K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $56K to $116K depending on individual performance. The specific employer and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Mid-Career Software Developers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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Amazon.com Inc, International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., Microsoft Corp, Cisco Systems Inc, and Hewlett-Packard Company are top-notch employers for Mid-Career Software Developers in this area. Amazon.com Inc pays the most with a median salary of $134K, though with a large amount of variation, going from a low of $73K to a high of $162K. Other big spenders include Microsoft Corp, Rackspace, US Inc., and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), top-paying firms where Mid-Career Software Developers see paychecks nearing $129K, $103K, or $100K.
Other low-paying employers include Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp at $73K and Hewlett-Packard Company at $75K, though some Mid-Career Software Developers there earn up to $122K.
Pay Difference by Location
Mid-Career Software Developers will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 29 percent. Mid-Career Software Developers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+28 percent), New York (+28 percent), Washington (+15 percent), and Austin (+14 percent). Trailing the national average by 2 percent, Denver is the market with the smallest paychecks. Below-median salaries also turn up in Philadelphia and Houston (1 percent lower).