Average Experienced Software Developer Salary

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The average salary for an Experienced Software Developer is $90,459.
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$63k - $126k
$973 - $15k
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$606 - $12k
$0 - $5k
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$63k - $135k

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Job Description for Software Developer

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.
The top respondents for the job title Software Developer are from the companies Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. and Amazon.com Inc. Reported salaries are highest at Amazon.com Inc where the average pay is $146,386. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Apple Computer, Inc and International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., earning around $132,600 and $132,453, respectively. Becton, Dickinson and Company pays the lowest at around $77,685. Usaa Insurance and General Motors Corporation also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $84,172 and $89,334, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Software Developer

Skills in JavaScript and Java are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include SQL, .NET and C# Programming Language.

Pay by Experience Level for Software Developer

An entry-level Software Developer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $61,300 based on 2,979 salaries. An early career Software Developer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $67,711 based on 14,355 salaries. A mid-career Software Developer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $80,792 based on 4,870 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $97,803.
Employees with Software Developer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 18.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (18.8% more) and Seattle, Washington (11.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (5.9% less).

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