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Average Entry-Level Application Developer Salary

$59,219
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$3,076
Bonus
$2,820
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Application Developer is $59,219.
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$45k
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$59k
90%
$77k
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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.
The top respondents for the job title Application Developer are from the companies International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., U.S. Bank and Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP). Reported salaries are highest at Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP) where the average pay is $78,155. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc. and Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, earning around $64,358 and $58,000, respectively. International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. pays the lowest at around $40,894. U.S. Bank and CGI Group Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $52,749 and $53,527, respectively.

Career Paths

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Application Developer
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What Are Popular Skills for Application Developers?

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.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Application Developers?

An early career Application Developer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $65,064 based on 1,826 salaries. A mid-career Application Developer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $80,070 based on 744 salaries. An experienced Application Developer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $86,891 based on 445 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $91,423.
Employees with Application Developer in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 20.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Minneapolis, Minnesota (14.0% more) and Chicago, Illinois (6.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (27.5% less), Portland, Oregon (9.3% less) and Columbus, Ohio (6.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 3,230 survey responses.
Early Career
56.5%
Mid Career
23.0%
Experienced
13.8%
Late Career
6.7%