Average SQL Developer Salary

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The average salary for a SQL Developer is $72,710.
MEDIAN $72,710
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$49k - $101k
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$497 - $7k
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$48k - $108k

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Job Description for SQL Developer

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.
The top respondents for the job title SQL Developer are from the companies Anthem, Bank of America Corp. (BOFA) 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 BCD Travels, earning around $94,396 and $88,475, respectively. Data Recognition Corporation pays the lowest at around $51,220. 3M Company and Bank of America Corp. (BOFA) also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $70,000 and $70,000, respectively.

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Popular Skills for SQL Developer

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

Pay by Experience Level for SQL Developer

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 $52,642 based on 243 salaries. An early career SQL Developer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $65,411 based on 898 salaries. A mid-career SQL Developer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $80,208 based on 582 salaries. An experienced SQL Developer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $87,134 based on 334 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $97,534.
Employees with SQL Developer in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 18.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Boston, Massachusetts (17.4% more) and Atlanta, Georgia (15.8% more).

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