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Average Software Developer Salary in India

₹493,735
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
₹49,126
Bonus
₹14,223
Commission
₹35,515
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Software Developer in India is ₹493,735.
10%
₹211k
MEDIAN
₹494k
90%
₹1m
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₹211k - ₹1m
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₹10k - ₹199k
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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 Tata Consultancy Services Limited, Amdocs, Inc,. and Cognizant. Reported salaries are highest at SAP Labs India where the average pay is ₹921,995. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Amdocs, Inc,. and Cognizant, earning around ₹669,789 and ₹611,765, respectively. Accenture pays the lowest at around ₹449,718. Accenture Technology Solutions and Tata Consultancy Services Limited also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying ₹453,811 and ₹463,194, respectively.

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Software Developers?

Skills in Java are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include .NET, C# Programming Language, SQL 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 ₹347,959 based on 1,271 salaries. An early career Software Developer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of ₹467,931 based on 7,265 salaries. A mid-career Software Developer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of ₹798,767 based on 1,643 salaries. An experienced Software Developer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of ₹1,246,696 based on 262 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of ₹650,000.
Employees with Software Developer in their job title in Bangalore, Karnataka earn an average of 22.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Gurgaon, Haryana (19.6% more) and Pune, Maharashtra (3.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Mumbai, Maharashtra (11.0% less) and Chennai, Tamil Nadu (6.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 10,455 survey responses.
Entry Level
12.2%
Early Career
69.5%
Mid Career
15.7%
Experienced
2.5%
Late Career
0.1%

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