Average Software Developer Salary

$429,770
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$30,500
Bonus
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The average salary for a Software Developer is $429,770.
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$34k
10%
$430k
50%
$587k
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MEDIAN $429,770
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Salary
$34k - $587k
Bonus
$10k - $40k
Total Pay
$35k - $592k

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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 Skills for Software Developer

Skills in .NET, Java and SQL are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include JavaScript and 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 $364,069 based on 13 salaries. An early career Software Developer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $385,566 based on 45 salaries. A mid-career Software Developer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $480,208 based on 23 salaries. An experienced Software Developer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $492,000 based on 6 salaries.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 87 survey responses.
Entry Level
14.9%
Early Career
51.7%
Mid Career
26.4%
Experienced
6.9%