The average salary for an Early-Career Application Developer is $64,533.
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Job Description for Application Developer
Application developers help companies keep up with the latest technologies and developments on the web. As online technology becomes increasingly important, all types of businesses are seeking application developers--from banks to universities, news channels to hospitals. These applications (or apps) can be used on smartphones, computers, tablets and more. As such, application developers must be able to create, develop, manage and maintain new programs and software. These tasks require an excell…Read more
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.
Popular Employer Salaries for Application Developer
The top respondents for the job title Application Developer are from the companies J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), AT&T Inc. and International Business Machines (IBM) Corp.. Reported salaries are highest at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) where the average pay is $89,665. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include AT&T Inc. and United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc., earning around $69,769 and $66,623, respectively. International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. pays the lowest at around $49,500. CGI Group Inc. and CGI Federal also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $57,808 and $59,994, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Application Developer
C# Programming Language
Pay by Experience Level for Application Developer
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 $58,605 based on 394 salaries. A mid-career Application Developer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $78,984 based on 879 salaries. An experienced Application Developer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $86,927 based on 546 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $91,779.
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Employees with Application Developer in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 29.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (11.7% more) and Atlanta, Georgia (7.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (5.4% less), Cincinnati, Ohio (3.8% less) and Columbus, Ohio (1.2% less).
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