Mid-Career Software Developer Salary

Mid-Career Software Developers take home an average $76K annually. Total cash compensation to Mid-Career Software Developers approaches anywhere from $55K on the lower end to $114K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $12K from bonuses and upwards of $10K from profit sharing. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. This overview is based on answers to 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 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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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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Amazon.com Inc, Microsoft Corp, International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., Hewlett-Packard Company, and Cisco Systems Inc are among the top companies that take on many Mid-Career Software Developers. Although Amazon.com Inc leads the field in pay with a median salary of $131K, employees there receive a wide spread of salaries, from $87K on the low end all the way up to $164K at the top. Soaring salaries can also be found at Microsoft Corp, Cisco Systems Inc, and International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., where earnings of $124K, $98K, or $92K are standard for Mid-Career Software Developers.

With a median employee salary of $55K, Hewlett-Packard Company pays significantly less than its competitors (less than half of the top paying company's rate). Employees at Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp, TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES LIMITED, and Booz, Allen, and Hamilton can also expect below-average earnings of $67K, $70K, and $71K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $78,027

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With a pay rate for Mid-Career Software Developers that is 32 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Mid-Career Software Developers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+27 percent), New York (+20 percent), Philadelphia (+10 percent), and Boston (+10 percent). In Columbus, salaries are 5 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

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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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