SQL Developer Salary

SQL Developers in the United States take home an average $71K annually. In the world of SQL Developers, total cash compensation can vary between $47K and $105K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $9K and $4K, respectively. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. For the most part, SQL Developers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$48,325 - $100,163
$48K
$72K
$100K
MEDIAN: $71,721
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$17.98 - $60.53
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MEDIAN: $38.50
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$0$107K
Salary $48,325 - $100,163
Bonus $0.00 - $9,957
Profit Sharing $500 - $3,500
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$46,851 - $107,022
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 May 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,471
Hourly Data $0$60
Hourly Rate $17.98 - $60.53
Overtime $10.75 - $60.97
Annual Data $0$107K
Bonus $0.00 - $9,957
Profit Sharing $500 - $3,500
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$46,851 - $107,022
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 May 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 284

Job Description for SQL Developer

A SQL developer, also known as a structured query language developer, supports custom web application development. They implement changes using tables, stored procedures, views, and indexes. They must collaborate with teams and lead developers on code reviews and process enhancement. They also may train staff on SQL coding.

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SQL Developer Tasks

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

Common Career Paths for SQL Developer


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It's not very common for SQL Developers to move on to become Senior Database Administrators. Average pay for a Senior Database Administrator is $100K annually. Becoming a Business Intelligence Developer is, more often than not, the most common role that SQL Developers move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. The average salary for the position is $81K. Another frequent advance is for SQL Developers to assume a Database Administrator role; in this role, workers often earn $67K.

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Popular Skills for SQL Developer


SQL Developers seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in C#, SQL Server Integration Services, C# Programming Language, and SQL Server Reporting Services are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 9 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Crystal Reports, Data Analysis, and SQL. It is often found that people who know Microsoft SQL Server are also skilled in SQL.

Pay by Experience Level for SQL Developer

Pay by Experience for a SQL Developer has a positive trend. An entry-level SQL Developer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 601 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A SQL Developer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 396 salaries. An experienced SQL Developer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $89,000 based on 175 salaries. A SQL Developer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $91,000 based on 39 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

20%

16%

15%

14%

5%

-1%

-1%

-12%

-17%

National Average: $72,917

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Atlanta is home to an above-average pay rate for SQL Developers, 22 percent higher than the national average. SQL Developers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+21 percent), New York (+17 percent), Seattle (+16 percent), and Charlotte (+15 percent). The lowest-paying market is Houston, which sits 16 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Austin and Miami (12 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively).

SQL Developer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a SQL Developer?

SQL Developer in New York:
"Interesting."
Pros: Its a good place to learn and grow. The team is cooperative.
Cons: Need to get better applications. Need higher pay.

SQL Developer in Indian:
"????"
Pros: Nothing but its hard enough I m doing coz' I need to earn for a living.
Cons: The whole job is waste of life and I dont want such a job throughout my entire life.

SQL Developer in Grand Rapids:
"Important stress."
Pros: Increased ability to help marketing analyse performance and find quick solutions when issues occur.
Cons: The environment changes so fast in retail the focus and priorities of projects change before fully thought through.

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Key Stats for SQL Developer

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 228 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
4%

Experience Affects SQL Developer Salaries

▲25%

▲22%

▲12%

National Average
$73,000

▼14%

Skills That Affect SQL Developer Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 228 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 17%