Average SQL Developer Salary

$73,639
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$3,841
Bonus
$2,000
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The average salary for a SQL Developer is $73,639.
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$50k
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$74k
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$102k
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What Do SQL Developers Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for SQL Developer

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The top respondents for the job title SQL Developer are from the companies Anthem, Surgery Partners and PLS Financial Services. Reported salaries are highest at Anthem where the average pay is $102,380. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include PLS Financial Services and Landmark Healthcare, earning around $94,396 and $80,000, respectively. Data Recognition Corporation pays the lowest at around $51,220. Avnet Inc. and Bank of America Corp. (BOFA) also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $67,000 and $70,000, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for SQL Developers?

Skills in Microsoft SQL Server, SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), Transact-SQL and SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include SQL.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for SQL Developers?

An entry-level SQL Developer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $54,315 based on 53 salaries. An early career SQL Developer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $66,632 based on 687 salaries. A mid-career SQL Developer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $80,999 based on 451 salaries. An experienced SQL Developer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $89,253 based on 296 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $96,217.
Employees with SQL Developer in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 15.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (11.2% more) and Atlanta, Georgia (9.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,576 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.4%
Early Career
43.6%
Mid Career
28.6%
Experienced
18.8%
Late Career
5.6%