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.

$56,196 - $108,314
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$22.13 - $71.44
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$56,196 - $108,314  
   
Bonus
$508 - $13,391  
Profit Sharing
$293.61 - $12,104  
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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$56,145 - $115,953  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,916
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$22.13 - $71.44  
   
Overtime
$23.98 - $62.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$508 - $13,391  
   
Commission
$19,750  
Profit Sharing
$293.61 - $12,104  
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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$56,145 - $115,953  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 319
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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

National Average: $80,376

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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).

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Skills That Affect Software Developer Salaries

Python
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Java
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C++ Programming Language
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Linux
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JavaScript
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$80,000

ASP.NET Framework
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C++
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HTML
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MySQL
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C# Programming Language
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 400 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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