Average Software Developer Salary

$425,647
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$19,998
Bonus
$52,229
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Software Developer is $425,647.
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$49k
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MEDIAN $425,647
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Salary
$49k - $572k
Bonus
$2k - $101k
Profit Sharing
$36k - $135k
Total Pay
$53k - $597k

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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 Java and SQL are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include .NET, 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 $344,039 based on 27 salaries. An early career Software Developer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $398,608 based on 82 salaries. A mid-career Software Developer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $475,338 based on 54 salaries. An experienced Software Developer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $489,000 based on 15 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $497,960.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 181 survey responses.
Entry Level
14.9%
Early Career
45.3%
Mid Career
29.8%
Experienced
8.3%
Late Career
1.7%