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Average Software Developer with Linux Skills Salary

$73,524
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,869
Bonus
$7,500
Commission
$3,800
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The average salary for a Software Developer with Linux skills is $73,524.
10%
$52k
MEDIAN
$74k
90%
$111k
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What Do Software Developers Do?

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 International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., General Motors Corporation and Amazon.com Inc. Reported salaries are highest at Amazon.com Inc where the average pay is $132,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. and Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, earning around $85,965 and $78,895, respectively. Leidos pays the lowest at around $71,228. General Motors Corporation and DigitalGlobe Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $72,113 and $72,414, respectively.

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Software Developers?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Software Developers?

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 $63,321 based on 117 salaries. An early career Software Developer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $70,726 based on 604 salaries. A mid-career Software Developer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $80,289 based on 221 salaries. An experienced Software Developer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $88,782 based on 107 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $104,319.
Employees with Software Developer in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 35.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (32.8% more) and Chicago, Illinois (9.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Antonio, Texas (11.6% less) and Houston, Texas (1.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,103 survey responses.
Entry Level
10.6%
Early Career
54.8%
Mid Career
20.0%
Experienced
9.7%
Late Career
4.9%