Average Application Developer Salary

$69,509
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$3,977
Bonus
$5,000
Commission
$2,054
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The average salary for an Application Developer is $69,509.
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What Do Application Developers Do?

Application Developer Tasks
  • Test and document software.
  • Analyze requirements and transform them into technical designs.
  • Write, modify, and debug software.
  • Design and develop application components.

Job Satisfaction for Application Developer

3.8 out of 5
(669)
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The top respondents for the job title Application Developer are from the companies International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) and U.S. Bank. Reported salaries are highest at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) where the average pay is $88,575. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP) and AT&T Inc., earning around $78,155 and $69,503, respectively. International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. pays the lowest at around $44,572. CGI Federal and U.S. Bank also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $56,045 and $66,485, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Application Developers?

Skills in Java are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include .NET, C# Programming Language, JavaScript and SQL.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Application Developers?

An entry-level Application Developer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $58,795 based on 338 salaries. An early career Application Developer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $64,871 based on 1,929 salaries. A mid-career Application Developer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $79,519 based on 789 salaries. An experienced Application Developer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $86,996 based on 479 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $92,050.
Employees with Application Developer in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 18.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (8.8% more) and Atlanta, Georgia (2.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (6.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 3,756 survey responses.
Entry Level
9.0%
Early Career
51.4%
Mid Career
21.0%
Experienced
12.8%
Late Career
5.9%