$65,768
Avg. Salary
$24.95
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$3,085

Bonus

$2,054

Profit Sharing

$9,721

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Software Developer is $24.95 per hour.

The average pay for a Software Developer is $65,768 per year.

10%
$14.83
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$24.95
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$41.75
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MEDIAN $24.95
10%
$48k
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$66k
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$94k
90%
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MEDIAN $65,768
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$94K
MEDIAN: $65,768
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$0$96K
Salary $47,790 - $93,589
Bonus $502 - $10,018
Profit Sharing $399 - $9,896
Commission $9,721
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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$44,756 - $96,494
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 17,208
Hourly Data $0$53
Hourly Rate $14.83 - $41.75
Hourly Tips $2.14
Overtime $20.92 - $53.16
Annual Data $0$96K
Bonus $502 - $10,018
Commission $9,721
Profit Sharing $399 - $9,896
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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$44,756 - $96,494
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,154

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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Software Developer


Entry-Level Software Developers flock to General Motors Corporation, International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., Amazon.com Inc, Usaa Insurance, and Microsoft Corp, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Although Microsoft Corp boasts the highest average salary in town at $119K, employee compensation still varies greatly — workers can make as little as $67K or as much as $148K. Soaring salaries can also be found at Amazon.com Inc, Epic Systems, Corporation, and Google, Inc., where earnings of $107K, $100K, or $87K are standard for Entry-Level Software Developers.

Known for its small paychecks, Accenture actually ranks last in the field for salary, reporting a median income of $61K — about half the top paying employer's rate. Hewlett-Packard Company, General Motors Corporation, and Northrop Grumman Information Systems also rank near the bottom for pay, handing out $66K, $66K, and $68K-paychecks on average.

Software Developer Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $65,960

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

San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Entry-Level Software Developers, 53 percent higher than the national average. Entry-Level Software Developers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+30 percent), New York (+25 percent), Boston (+19 percent), and Washington (+11 percent). Trailing the national average by 6 percent, Columbus is the market with the smallest paychecks. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Denver (3 percent lower) and Houston (2 percent lower).

Key Stats for Software Developer

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3107 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
11%

Skills That Affect Software Developer Salaries

▲4%

▲1%

▲1%

National Average
$66,000

JavaScript
▼1%

C++ Programming Language
▼2%

C++
▼3%

▼4%

▼4%


SQL
▼5%



▼6%

C#
▼8%

▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3107 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 14%