The average Mid-Career Software Developer earns approximately $78K per year. Final cash compensation to Mid-Career Software Developers varies from around $56K to approximately $116K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $14K and $12K, respectively. The company and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$55,975 - $108,525
$56K
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MEDIAN: $78,386
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$21.82 - $71.07
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$55,975 - $108,525  
   
Bonus
$508 - $14,014  
Profit Sharing
$197.27 - $12,330  
Commission
$19,750  
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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$55,939 - $115,874  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,900
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$21.82 - $71.07  
   
Overtime
$23.98 - $65.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$508 - $14,014  
   
Commission
$19,750  
Profit Sharing
$197.27 - $12,330  
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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$55,939 - $115,874  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 310

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Known for taking on a considerable number of Mid-Career Software Developers, Amazon.com Inc, International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., Microsoft Corp, Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, and Cisco Systems Inc are leading firms in the industry. Although Amazon.com Inc leads the field in pay with a median salary of $139K, employees there receive a wide spread of salaries, from $74K on the low end all the way up to $181K at the top. Mid-Career Software Developers can also look forward to large paychecks at Microsoft Corp ($129K), Rackspace, US Inc. ($103K), and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) ($100K).

Also approaching the lower end are Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp at $73K, Hewlett-Packard Company at $83K, and Booz, Allen, and Hamilton at $85K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $80,307

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Mid-Career Software Developers that is 31 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Mid-Career Software Developers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+30 percent), Seattle (+27 percent), Washington (+14 percent), and Austin (+12 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 5 percent south of the national average, can be found in Philadelphia.

Key Stats for Software Developer

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 386 votes.
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5-9 years
81%
10-19 years
19%
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Skills That Affect Software Developer Salaries

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JavaScript
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C++
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C++ Programming Language
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National Average
$80,000


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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 386 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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