Average Entry-Level Application Developer Salary

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The average salary for an Entry-Level Application Developer is $58,092.
MEDIAN $58,092
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$43k - $74k
$309 - $8k
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$275 - $9k
Total Pay
$41k - $76k

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Job Description for Application Developer

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.
The top respondents for the job title Application Developer are from the companies International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., AT&T Inc. and CGI Group Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP) where the average pay is $76,302. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include AT&T Inc. and Intel Corporation, earning around $69,289 and $69,173, respectively. International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. pays the lowest at around $41,265. CGI Group Inc. and The Lincoln Financial Group also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $53,527 and $55,000, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Application Developer

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

Pay by Experience Level for Application Developer

An early career Application Developer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $63,540 based on 2,179 salaries. A mid-career Application Developer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $78,482 based on 1,014 salaries. An experienced Application Developer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $85,851 based on 616 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $90,056.
Employees with Application Developer in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 22.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Minneapolis, Minnesota (8.3% more) and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (5.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Columbus, Ohio (5.1% less) and Des Moines, Iowa (3.7% less).

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