Average Software Developer with C++ Programming Language Skills Salary

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The average salary for a Software Developer with C++ Programming Language skills is $70,245.
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$47k - $112k

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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 General Motors Corporation, Faithlife Corporation and International Business Machines (IBM) Corp.. Reported salaries are highest at Amazon.com Inc where the average pay is $108,554. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Microsoft Corp and International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., earning around $108,157 and $87,976, respectively. Capsher Technology pays the lowest at around $53,264. General Motors Corporation and Faithlife Corporation also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $62,482 and $75,848, 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 .NET, SQL 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 $62,223 based on 444 salaries. An early career Software Developer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $68,680 based on 1,087 salaries. A mid-career Software Developer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $81,492 based on 300 salaries. An experienced Software Developer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $89,739 based on 196 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $106,737.
Employees with Software Developer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 45.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (42.3% more) and New York, New York (23.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Austin, Texas (2.0% less), Houston, Texas (1.5% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (0.4% less).

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