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Average Software Developer Salary in Australia

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The average salary for a Software Developer in Australia is AU$69,320.
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What Do Software Developers Do?

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., Accenture and Atlassian. Reported salaries are highest at Atlassian where the average pay is AU$93,164. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Accenture, earning around AU$70,000. Flight Centre Ltd pays the lowest at around AU$55,000. Thoughtworks, Inc. also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying AU$64,000.

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Software Developers?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Software Developers?

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$55,278 based on 139 salaries. An early career Software Developer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$64,861 based on 1,174 salaries. A mid-career Software Developer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$81,145 based on 428 salaries. An experienced Software Developer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$91,773 based on 251 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$91,859.
Employees with Software Developer in their job title in Sydney, New South Wales earn an average of 9.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Melbourne, Victoria (1.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Adelaide, South Australia (17.1% less), Gold Coast, Queensland (15.8% less) and Newcastle, New South Wales (6.9% less).

Years of Experience

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