Average Applications Developer Salary
$81,000 yearly
$39.15 hourly
Updated August 18, 2021
$63,000
10 %
$81,000
Median
$103,000
90 %
What Is The Average Applications Developer Salary?
The average applications developer salary is $81,440 per year, or $39.15 per hour, in the United States. In terms of salary range, an entry level applications developer salary is roughly $63,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $103,000. If you like following the crowd, technology and finance companies tend to attract the most workers in this field. But if you're in it for the money, then you'll want to seek out finance, health care, and technology companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. Washington, California, New York, New Hampshire, and Virginia provide the highest applications developer salaries.
PercentileascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
90th Percentile
$103,000
$8,583
$50
75th Percentile
$92,000
$7,667
$44
Average
$81,440
$6,787
$39
25th Percentile
$71,000
$5,917
$34
10th Percentile
$63,000
$5,250
$30

Average Applications Developer Salary By State

The darker areas on the map show where applications developers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Applications Developer average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Alabama
$67,082
$32.25
Alaska
$66,981
$32.20
Arizona
$78,451
$37.72
Arkansas
$61,706
$29.67
California
$100,006
$48.08
Colorado
$74,865
$35.99
Connecticut
$79,581
$38.26
Delaware
$83,469
$40.13
District of Columbia
$92,471
$44.46
Florida
$69,035
$33.19
Georgia
$74,943
$36.03
Hawaii
$47,984
$23.07
Idaho
$67,625
$32.51
Illinois
$71,327
$34.29
Indiana
$60,996
$29.32
Iowa
$64,346
$30.94
Kansas
$64,307
$30.92
Kentucky
$64,998
$31.25
Louisiana
$61,589
$29.61
Maine
$70,150
$33.73
Maryland
$78,908
$37.94
Massachusetts
$85,185
$40.95
Michigan
$69,167
$33.25
Minnesota
$72,348
$34.78
Mississippi
$61,792
$29.71
Missouri
$70,255
$33.78
Montana
$74,514
$35.82
Nebraska
$65,513
$31.50
Nevada
$83,482
$40.14
New Hampshire
$87,284
$41.96
New Jersey
$80,630
$38.76
New Mexico
$67,118
$32.27
New York
$90,852
$43.68
North Carolina
$74,237
$35.69
North Dakota
$60,644
$29.16
Ohio
$71,042
$34.15
Oklahoma
$61,039
$29.35
Oregon
$82,097
$39.47
Pennsylvania
$73,489
$35.33
Rhode Island
$82,612
$39.72
South Carolina
$68,840
$33.10
South Dakota
$52,377
$25.18
Tennessee
$65,031
$31.26
Texas
$81,340
$39.11
Utah
$73,900
$35.53
Vermont
$79,358
$38.15
Virginia
$85,253
$40.99
Washington
$100,188
$48.17
West Virginia
$57,130
$27.47
Wisconsin
$66,118
$31.79
Wyoming
$50,158
$24.11

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Highest Paying Cities For Applications Developer

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
San Francisco, CA
$104,173
$50.08
Seattle, WA
$100,738
$48.43
Washington, DC
$92,516
$44.48
New York, NY
$91,108
$43.80
Reston, VA
$85,486
$41.10
Boston, MA
$85,250
$40.99

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Average Applications Developer Salary Over Time

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Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $81,400
    $39.15
    +1.8%
    2020
    $80,000
    $38.46
    +1.7%
    2019
    $78,700
    $37.82
    +1.8%
    2018
    $77,200
    $37.13
    +2.8%
    2017
    $75,100
    $36.09
    +3.0%

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Java/J2ee Developer

    Avg. salary: $83,505

    Java developers are in charge of the design, development, and management of Java-based applications. Whereas, J2EE or Java 2 Platform Enterprise Edition developers are responsible for developing web and software enterprise-internet level applications. Both developers utilize the Java programming language, but the first one develops desktop-based applications while the later develop enterprise-related applications. Java developers have many roles and responsibilities, and they vary based on the applications that they develop and design.
    118,320 Java/J2ee Developer Jobs
    Software Developer

    Avg. salary: $80,436

    A software developer is responsible for designing application systems to support the user and business' needs. Duties of a software developer include testing software codes, performing diagnostic programs and troubleshooting, interpreting system data and establishing efficient parameters, and ensuring the compatibility of the systems. A software developer must have an excellent knowledge of computer programs and programming languages to understand its complexities, especially on detecting system defects and malfunctions. A software developer must have strong attention to detail, communication, and decision-making skills to coordinate with the team and also work independently under minimal supervision.
    200,438 Software Developer Jobs
    Web Developer

    Avg. salary: $72,539

    A web developer is responsible for designing and maintaining a website to attract customers and direct web traffic. Web developers' duty also includes analyzing software and database to develop new applications. A web developer must have extensive knowledge of programming languages and technology solutions to provide the best web design services for the clients, following their specifications, and submitting projects on or before the deadline. Web developers should have excellent time-management and decision-making skills to do tasks efficiently and accurately.
    165,828 Web Developer Jobs
    NET Developer

    Avg. salary: $80,196

    A NET developer specializes in crafting and producing various software and information systems through extensive computer and information technology knowledge. A NET developer's responsibilities range from designing and developing applications, generating codes and building a secure database, implementing regulations, and providing continuous support and maintenance. A NET developer must also have an active line of communication and coordination as there are instances when one's work revolves in a team setting or meets particular demands or specifications from a client.
    118,850 NET Developer Jobs
    IOS Developer

    Avg. salary: $92,131

    An iOS developer specializes in designing and creating iOS applications suitable for Apple devices, ensuring quality and smooth workflow. Their responsibilities typically revolve around collaborating with different developers to design and establish the applications' structure and features, developing a test system to identify its potential vulnerabilities, performing corrective measures, and conducting regular maintenance checks to ensure its quality. Moreover, they may release the application on the App Store, resolve any bugs, and spearhead constant updates for optimal application performance.
    120,550 IOS Developer Jobs
    PHP Developer

    Avg. salary: $80,036

    A PHP developer is a professional who writes PHP scripts and coding to create or modify software and applications according to the needs of clients. PHP developers must develop programs, applications, and websites by using the dynamic scripting language of PHP that is known for web development and business applications. They are required to administer websites and test software applications as well as provide training for end-users. PHP developers are also required to solve complex issues for developing and integrating data storage.
    105,835 PHP Developer Jobs

    Applications Developer Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for an applications developer can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.
    Experience LevelascdescAvg. SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
    Entry Level
    $51,400
    $24.69
    Mid Level
    $72,100
    $34.67
    Senior Level
    $129,000
    $61.89

    Which Companies Pay Applications Developers The Most?

    If you want to get paid the most as an applications developer, being employed by a company such as Delta Computer Group or Broadcom would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like 3D Technology Services and Microsoft also report highly competitive salaries for applications developers.
    Company

    Recently Added Applications Developer Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Comcast
    Application Developer 3
    Application Developer 3
    West, TX
    08/31/2021
    $76,514
    08/31/2021
    State of Ct Judicial Branch
    .NET Application Developer
    .NET Application Developer
    East Hartford, CT
    08/31/2021
    $87,884
    08/31/2021
    University of Pennsylvania
    Application Developer, Wharton Interactive
    Application Developer, Wharton Interactive
    Philadelphia, PA
    08/27/2021
    $50,684
    08/27/2021
    Accenture Contractor Jobs
    Application Developer
    Application Developer
    Saint Louis, MO
    08/26/2021
    $61,600
    08/26/2021
    Accenture Contractor Jobs
    Application Developer
    Application Developer
    Charlotte, NC
    08/26/2021
    $61,600
    08/26/2021
    Accenture Contractor Jobs
    Application Developer
    Application Developer
    San Diego, CA
    08/26/2021
    $61,600
    08/26/2021
    Accenture Contractor Jobs
    Application Developer
    Application Developer
    Minneapolis, MN
    08/26/2021
    $61,600
    08/26/2021
    Accenture Contractor Jobs
    Application Developer
    Application Developer
    Cleveland, OH
    08/26/2021
    $61,600
    08/26/2021
    Accenture Contractor Jobs
    Application Developer
    Application Developer
    New York, NY
    08/26/2021
    $61,600
    08/26/2021
    Kelly Services
    Microsoft Powerapps Developer/IS Applications Development Architect
    Microsoft Powerapps Developer/IS Applications Development Architect
    Downe, NJ
    08/26/2021
    $160,699
    08/26/2021

    Average Applications Developer Salary by Demographic

    Applications Developer Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $87,464
    female-income
    Female Income
    $80,920
    Median Applications Developer Income by Race
    Asian applications developers have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american applications developers have the lowest average salary at $80,734.
    $89,000
    $87,000
    $85,000
    $83,000
    $81,000
    $79,000
    Unknown
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Unknown$85,499
    White$84,567
    Black or African American$80,734
    Asian$88,242
    Hispanic or Latino$81,919
    Average Applications Developer Salary by Education Level
    Applications developers with a Doctorate degree earn more than those without, at $105,964 annually. With a Masters degree, applications developers earn a median annual income of $95,215 compared to $87,464 for applications developers with an Bachelors degree.
    $108,000
    $104,000
    $100,000
    $96,000
    $92,000
    $88,000
    $84,000
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Doctorate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Master's Degree$95,215
    Bachelor's Degree$87,464
    Doctorate Degree$105,964