Average Senior Application Developer Salary

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The average salary for a Senior Application Developer is $95,756.
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$70k - $123k
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$988 - $15k
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$72k - $133k

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Job Description for Senior Application Developer

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.
The top respondents for the job title Senior Application Developer are from the companies Cigna Corporation, The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. and First Data Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at Tesla Motors where the average pay is $132,554. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP) and U.S. Bank, earning around $108,386 and $93,987, respectively. The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. pays the lowest at around $76,050. First Data Corporation and Cigna Corporation also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $85,937 and $86,125, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Senior Application Developer

Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft SQL Server, JavaScript, .NET, SQL and C# Programming Language.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Application Developer

An early career Senior Application Developer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $79,117 based on 181 salaries. A mid-career Senior Application Developer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $91,716 based on 475 salaries. An experienced Senior Application Developer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $99,269 based on 562 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $100,809.
Employees with Senior Application Developer in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 23.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Atlanta, Georgia (4.7% more) and Dallas, Texas (3.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (9.7% less).

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