Senior Application Developer Salary

Roughly three-fifths of Senior Application Developers in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $72K to $128K per year, and the average comes out to $94K per year. In the world of Senior Application Developers, total cash compensation can vary between $72K and $128K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $15K and $17K, respectively. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geography, though the company and tenure have a (lesser) impact as well. Most Senior Application Developers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Male Senior Application Developers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$70,314 - $119,509
$70K
$94K
$120K
MEDIAN: $94,157
10%
50%
90%

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$31.51 - $75.22
$32
$51
$75
MEDIAN: $50.64
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50%
90%

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$0$127K
Salary $70,314 - $119,509
Bonus $1,036 - $14,899
Profit Sharing $1,000 - $16,269
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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$71,766 - $127,311
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 663
Hourly Data $0$75
Hourly Rate $31.51 - $75.22
Hourly Tips $23.00
Overtime $36.86 - $74.59
Annual Data $0$127K
Bonus $1,036 - $14,899
Profit Sharing $1,000 - $16,269
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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$71,766 - $127,311
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 28

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Job Description for Senior Application Developer

Senior application developers works with a number of programming languages and codes to provide innovative and diverse content on the Internet and mobile device; they may produce mobile apps, downloadable pieces of software available for mobile phones such as iPhone and Android. These developers code and check software applications to make sure it is in line with supervisors' specifications, as well as coordinate and oversee the work of subordinate developers. Since this industry is still growing and the mobile application sector is so young, a great deal of creativity, diversity, and innovation is possible.

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Senior Application Developer Tasks

  • Utilize structured programming techniques to deliver a high-quality product.
  • Lead evaluation and analysis of data related to application development in order improve performance of future versions.
  • Establish budgets and team performance benchmarks and ensure compliance with said guidelines.
  • Track, organize, and accurately document changes made to programming code.
  • Gather input from users and various departments to direct development and enhance final product.

Common Career Paths for Senior Application Developer


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There are some Senior Application Developers — though it's uncommon — that transition into Senior Software Architects, where earnings are an average $123K annually. It is quite typical for Senior Application Developers to transition into roles as Lead Applications Developers or Applications Development Managers, where reported median earnings are $7K and $9K higher per year.

Senior Application Developer Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Application Developer


Dominating the field, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), Capital One Financial Corp, Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP), United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc., and UnitedHealth Group are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Senior Application Developers. Aetna, Inc. attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $120K. Senior Application Developers can also look forward to large paychecks at United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc. ($111K), J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) ($110K), and Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP) ($108K).

Union Pacific Railroad, First Data Corporation and UnitedHealth Group are three other employers with a reputation for below-average pay, showing salaries around $80K, $85K, and $89K.

Popular Skills for Senior Application Developer


Senior Application Developers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Java, Java/J2EE, jQuery, and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft SQL Server and HTML. It is often found that people who know .NET are also skilled in Microsoft SQL Server and SQL.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Application Developer

Pay by Experience for a Senior Application Developer has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Application Developer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 131 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Application Developer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $92,000 based on 323 salaries. An experienced Senior Application Developer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $102,000 based on 370 salaries. A Senior Application Developer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $100,000 based on 132 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $97,175

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

Irvine is home to an above-average pay rate for Senior Application Developers, 41 percent higher than the national average. Senior Application Developers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+28 percent), Denver (+13 percent), Boston (+12 percent), and Seattle (+10 percent). Pittsburgh is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 15 percent. Employers in Houston and Philadelphia also lean toward paying below-median salaries (14 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively).

Senior Application Developer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Senior Application Developer?

Senior Application Developer in Omaha:
"Develop websites."
Pros: Newest technologies, fast paced develop, fun working environment.
Cons: Slow business analysis phase, bad vacation rules.

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Key Stats for Senior Application Developer

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 119 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Senior Application Developer Salaries

▲5%

▲3%

National Average
$97,000

▼5%

▼15%

Skills That Affect Senior Application Developer Salaries

▲3%

▲2%

▲1%


Oracle
▼0%

National Average
$97,000

C# Programming Language
▼1%


ASP.NET
▼1%

C#
▼2%

SQL
▼2%

▼3%

▼3%



▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 119 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
no benefits
None: 7%
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