Average Software Developer Salary in Germany

€49,071
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
€3,022
Bonus
€2,750
Commission
€1,977
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Software Developer in Germany is €49,071.
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€37k
MEDIAN
€49k
90%
€63k
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Salary
€37k - €63k
Bonus
€957 - €7k
Profit Sharing
€489 - €10k
Commission
€0 - €3k
Total Pay
€36k - €65k

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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.

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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 Continental AG where the average pay is €61,972. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Wirecard Payment Solutions and Siemens, earning around €60,882 and €60,000, respectively. DH Corporation pays the lowest at around €33,493. SAP and Zalando also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying €53,876 and €54,095, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Software Developer

Skills in Java and C++ Programming Language are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include SQL, C# Programming Language 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 €43,660 based on 145 salaries. An early career Software Developer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of €47,004 based on 1,207 salaries. A mid-career Software Developer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of €52,900 based on 654 salaries. An experienced Software Developer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of €56,523 based on 255 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of €54,960.
Employees with Software Developer in their job title in Munich, Bavaria (Bayern) earn an average of 6.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Frankfurt am Main, Hessen (4.7% more) and Stuttgart, Baden-Wuerttemberg (2.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen (North Rhine-Westphalia) (8.0% less), Hamburg, Hamburg (5.5% less) and Karlsruhe, Baden-Wuerttemberg (4.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,279 survey responses.
Entry Level
6.4%
Early Career
53.0%
Mid Career
28.7%
Experienced
11.2%
Late Career
0.8%

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