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Average Mid-Career Application Developer Salary

$79,770
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,951
Bonus
$1,965
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Application Developer is $79,770.
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$59k
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$80k
90%
$108k
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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 U.S. Bank, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) and Solidifi. Reported salaries are highest at International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. where the average pay is $88,596. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) and U.S. Bank, earning around $87,318 and $77,338, respectively. Florida Association of Realtors pays the lowest at around $56,500. Discovery Benefits and Solidifi also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $56,850 and $70,473, respectively.

Career Paths

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More common (> 20%)
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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 $59,106 based on 331 salaries. An early career Application Developer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $65,034 based on 1,863 salaries. An experienced Application Developer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $86,926 based on 450 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $91,632.
Employees with Application Developer in their job title in Atlanta, Georgia earn an average of 12.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (12.8% more) and Columbus, Ohio (6.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (2.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,863 survey responses.
Entry Level
11.6%
Early Career
65.1%
Experienced
15.7%
Late Career
7.6%