$94,575
Avg. Salary
$55.64
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$6,214

Bonus

$4,861

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Senior Application Developer is $55.64 per hour.

The average pay for a Senior Application Developer is $94,575 per year.

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MEDIAN $55.64
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MEDIAN $94,575
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$0$131K
Salary $69,543 - $121,176
Bonus $1,022 - $15,367
Profit Sharing $900 - $15,534
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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$71,236 - $131,188
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,370
Hourly Data $0$78
Hourly Rate $38.16 - $78.95
Hourly Tips $23.00
Overtime $1.36 - $76.92
Annual Data $0$131K
Bonus $1,022 - $15,367
Profit Sharing $900 - $15,534
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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$71,236 - $131,188
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 78

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.

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.

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 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: $98,192

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:
Nationwide has been a stable employer with a fairly good work/life balance for IT staff (depending on your position and who you resort to). Their main flaw is their compensation which is below market value. Even with benefits not found at other companies - such as a pension plan - their total compensation pales in comparison with other companies, especially in the western US. They also have a history of choosing the wrong technologies and then paying the price to switch (for example, choosing Groovy/Grails over Ruby on Rails, Lotus Notes over MS Outlook, building their own data center vs using AWS, etc). The good news is they are learning from their mistakes and making changes. If you’re looking for stable employment without risk of frequent layoffs, Nationwide is a good company to work for. But outside of Columbus, OH and Des Montes, IA they struggle with attracting and keeping IT talent due to their low wages and mediocre benefits package.

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

Senior Application Developer in New York:
"Know CS fundamentals."
Read through a data structures book, an algorithms book, and a design patterns book before you interview. If the company is smart they won't be asking silly puzzle questions about being shrunk and put into a blender; they'll be asking questions out of those books. If you can reverse a string and write Fibonacci efficiently in an interview you're probably already in the top 50% of candidates, from what I've seen. Print out a Tree in level-order and you're in the top 90%.

Senior Application Developer in Dallas:
"Developing."
Make great applications that are scalable and robust.

Senior Application Developer in Wilkes-Barre:
"A Fast-Paced Industry."
Make sure that you read a lot, watch a lot of training videos and attend relevant industry conferences. The IT industry continuously changes, so staying relevant and up to date is important to your success.

Senior Application Developer in Carmel:
"I wish I knew the term of involvement of our Contractor."
Try to avoid excessive meeting attendance.

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Key Stats for Senior Application Developer

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 246 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
19%

Experience Affects Senior Application Developer Salaries

▲4%

▲2%

National Average
$98,000

▼6%

▼16%

Skills That Affect Senior Application Developer Salaries

▲1%

▲1%

▼0%


National Average
$98,000

C# Programming Language
▼2%


ASP.NET
▼2%

Oracle
▼2%

C#
▼3%

SQL
▼3%

▼4%

▼4%



▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 246 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
no benefits
None: 9%