Average Software Developer Salary in Australia

AU$68,598
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
AU$3,501
Bonus
AU$3,000
Commission
AU$4,880
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Software Developer in Australia is AU$68,598.
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Salary
AU$50k - AU$99k
Bonus
AU$506 - AU$10k
Profit Sharing
AU$97 - AU$10k
Commission
AU$0 - AU$3k
Total Pay
AU$50k - AU$102k

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Job Description for Software Developer

Software Developer Tasks
  • Test and document software for client applications.
  • Write code to create single-threaded, multi-threaded or user interface event driven applications, either stand-alone and those which access servers or services.
  • Write, modify, and debug software for client applications.
  • Use source debuggers and visual development environments.

Popular Employer Salaries for Software Developer

The top respondents for the job title Software Developer are from the companies Thoughtworks, Inc., Atlassian and Flight Centre Ltd. Reported salaries are highest at Atlassian where the average pay is AU$93,164. Flight Centre Ltd pays the lowest at around AU$55,000.

Career Paths

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Popular Skills for Software Developer

Skills in C# Programming Language, .NET and Java are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include SQL and JavaScript.

Pay by Experience Level for Software Developer

An entry-level Software Developer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$54,318 based on 334 salaries. An early career Software Developer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$62,030 based on 958 salaries. A mid-career Software Developer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$79,420 based on 531 salaries. An experienced Software Developer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$90,599 based on 233 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$97,445.
Employees with Software Developer in their job title in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory (ACT) earn an average of 19.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Sydney, New South Wales (10.0% more) and Brisbane, Queensland (0.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Adelaide, South Australia (15.0% less), Newcastle, New South Wales (5.2% less) and Perth, Western Australia (1.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,095 survey responses.
Entry Level
15.9%
Early Career
45.7%
Mid Career
25.3%
Experienced
11.1%
Late Career
1.9%