The average salary for a Software Developer in Germany is €49,504.
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What Do Software Developers Do?
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.
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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 SAP, Robert Bosch and Siemens. Reported salaries are highest at Carl Zeiss where the average pay is €66,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Continental AG and Siemens, earning around €61,972 and €60,000, respectively. International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. pays the lowest at around €50,072. Zalando and SAP also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying €52,981 and €53,178, respectively.
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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 €44,535 based on 147 salaries. An early career Software Developer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of €47,657 based on 1,250 salaries. A mid-career Software Developer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of €54,253 based on 630 salaries. An experienced Software Developer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of €58,034 based on 239 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of €54,971.
Pay Difference by Location
Employees with Software Developer in their job title in Munich, Bavaria (Bayern) earn an average of 8.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Frankfurt am Main, Hessen (4.0% more) and Stuttgart, Baden-Wuerttemberg (1.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Bremen, Bremen (16.5% less), Hamburg, Hamburg (5.3% less) and Karlsruhe, Baden-Wuerttemberg (3.2% less).
Years of Experience
This data is based on 2,286 survey responses.