$69,682
Avg. Salary
$27.41
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$3,606

Profit Sharing

$2,074

Commission

$6,251

The average pay for a Software Developer is $27.41 per hour.

The average pay for a Software Developer is $69,682 per year.

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$54
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MEDIAN $27
$49k
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$103k
90%
MEDIAN $69,682
$48,938 - $102,580
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MEDIAN: $69,682
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$15.17 - $53.99
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$0$106K
Salary $48,938 - $102,580
Bonus $502 - $10,444
Profit Sharing $393 - $9,959
Commission $613 - $37,583
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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$47,004 - $106,937
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 22,882
Hourly Data $0$55
Hourly Rate $15.17 - $53.99
Hourly Tips $1.25
Overtime $21.64 - $55.60
Annual Data $0$106K
Bonus $502 - $10,444
Commission $613 - $37,583
Profit Sharing $393 - $9,959
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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$47,004 - $106,937
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,796

Job Description for Software Developer

Software developers develop computer applications that allow users to perform specific tasks on computers or other devices. They may also develop or customize existing systems that run devices or control networks. Most of the time, software developers work in an office. A bachelor's degree in software engineering, computer science, information technology, or other relevant majors is often required. They are required to have relevant job experience.

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Software Developer Tasks

  • Test and document software for client applications.
  • Write code to create single-threaded, multi-threaded or user interface event driven applications, either stand-alone and those which access servers or services.
  • Write, modify, and debug software for client applications.
  • Use source debuggers and visual development environments.

Software Developer Pay By Employer

$0$152K

$64,127

$84,273

Amazon.com Inc
87 profiles
$104,027

$68,916

Microsoft Corp
65 profiles
$111,981

Usaa Insurance
56 profiles
$65,871

$71,788

$76,615

Google, Inc.
44 profiles
$86,000

Epic
43 profiles
$104,736

Common Career Paths for Software Developer


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Software Developer Job Listings

Popular Skills for Software Developer

Pay by Experience Level for Software Developer

Pay by Experience for a Software Developer has a positive trend. An entry-level Software Developer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 9,169 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Software Developer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 3,087 salaries. An experienced Software Developer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $92,000 based on 1,585 salaries. A Software Developer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $99,000 based on 433 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $70,242

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

Software Developer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Software Developer?

Software Developer in Tucson:
"Fun."
Pros: Learning all the time. Never Bored.
Cons: Underpaid. Long hours.

Software Developer in San Francisco:
"Great."
Pros: Problem solving, software development.
Cons: Commute, low salary.

Software Developer in Claremont:
"Keep Yourself Up To Date."
Update yourself constantly by visiting technology sites, channels, groups.... etc.

Software Developer in Plano:
"Friendly Environment, Office Conditions, The Management."
Pros: They are willing to take risks on new graduates. They provide a career development path and the training to achieve it. Many projects occur simultaneously and offer the ability to move from project to project as your skills improve.
Cons: Lower than expected pay. Longer than ideal commute.

Software Developer in Baton Rouge:
Pros: Relaxed atmosphere, tasks are project oriented, the tasks involve designing something (web or windows applications with databases)
Cons: The job can be exhausting mentally.

Software Developer in Grand Rapids:
"Software Development Is Not Always Glamorous."
Learn development from a seasoned person on the job. Books are good, experience is vital.

Software Developer in Cincinnati:
"Independent decision making."
Pros: Coding, choosing my own technology.
Cons: No perks, overtime.

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Key Stats for Software Developer

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3973 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%

Experience Affects Software Developer Salaries

▲41%

▲31%

▲15%

National Average
$70,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Software Developer Salaries

▲1%

▲1%

Java
▼0%

National Average
$70,000

▼1%

C++
▼1%



▼3%


C#
▼4%


▼4%

SQL
▼4%

▼4%

▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3973 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 14%