The average salary for a Software Developer in Australia is AU$68,598.
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Job Description for Software Developer
Software developers develop computer applications that allow users to perform specific tasks on computers or other devices. They may also develop or customize existing systems that run devices or control networks. Most of the time, software developers work in an office. A bachelor's degree in software engineering, computer science, information technology, or other relevant majors is often required. They are required to have relevant job experience. They must be familiar with various comput…Read more
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.
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Popular Skills for Software Developer
C# Programming Language
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.
Pay Difference by Location
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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).
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