Contract Developer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$87,000
$55,000
$87,000
$138,000
Did you know that the average Contract Developer makes $87,461 per year? That's valued at $42.05 per hour! The range surrounding that average can vary between $55,000 and $138,000, meaning Contract Developers have the opportunity to earn more once they move past entry-level roles. Most Contract Developers find a job with Professional and Technology companies, while others work for Professional, Construction, and Retail companies to make more money. Those aren't the only places you can earn a higher paycheck. California, New Hampshire and New York are the top states in the U.S. to pay Contract Developers the highest salaries.
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Map of Contract Developer Salaries

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

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Average Contract Developer Salary By Location

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for a Contract Developer is roughly $87,461 per year, which boils down to $42.05 per hour. Interestingly enough, Contract Developers have the highest salaries in Santa Clara, CA at about $110,051 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in Santa Clara, CA is $74,000. Additionally, Contract Developers make more than the average salary in New York, NY, Houston, TX, Arlington, VA, Seattle, WA, and Jersey City, NJ. On a more broad level, Contract Developer salaries are highest in California, New Hampshire, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, and Texas. On the contrary, Kansas, Nebraska, and Montana offer the lowest Contract Developer salaries.

Average Contract Developer Salary By Company

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Twitter and New York as they offer the highest salaries for Contract Developers.
Company
Average Salary
$125,388
$125k
$107,120
$107k
$92,859
$93k
$89,263
$89k

The largest raises come from changing jobs.

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Average Contract Developer Pay By Industry

As we previously stated, Contract Developer salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that Professional, Construction, and Retail companies tend to offer much higher salaries for Contract Developers. For example, Contract Developers make a whopping average salary of $99,101 while working for Professional companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $95,153 at Construction companies and $87,215 at Retail companies. But Contract Developers may want to avoid working in the Telecommunication industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $75,053.
Industry
Average Salary
Professional
Professional
$99,101
$99k
Construction
Construction
$95,153
$95k
Retail
Retail
$87,215
$87k
Technology
Technology
$86,919
$87k
Hospitality
Hospitality
$85,884
$86k
Internet
Internet
$78,086
$78k
Telecommunication
Telecommunication
$75,053
$75k

Contract Developer Salary History

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Contract Developer Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Contract 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.

Recently Added Contract Developer Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
Management Decisions, Inc.
Management Decisions, Inc.
.NET Developer/Contract/Growth Potential
.NET Developer/Contract/Growth Potential
.NET Developer/Contract/Growth Potential
04/28/2020
04/28/2020
$135,655
$135,655
04/28/2020
Management Decisions, Inc.
Management Decisions, Inc.
Developer/Full Stack/Mern/Contract
Developer/Full Stack/Mern/Contract
Developer/Full Stack/Mern/Contract
04/26/2020
04/26/2020
$104,350
$104,350
04/26/2020
Remote Contract-Angular Developer
Remote Contract-Angular Developer
04/24/2020
04/24/2020
$104,350
$104,350
04/24/2020
Management Decisions, Inc.
Management Decisions, Inc.
Contract Fullstack .NET Developer
Contract Fullstack .NET Developer
Contract Fullstack .NET Developer
04/20/2020
04/20/2020
$114,785
$114,785
04/20/2020
Node.Js Developer | Contract To
Node.Js Developer | Contract To
03/24/2020
03/24/2020
$80,000
$80,000
03/24/2020
Wordpress Developer-Contract To
Wordpress Developer-Contract To
03/06/2020
03/06/2020
$62,610
$62,610
03/06/2020
.NET Developer | Contract To
.NET Developer | Contract To
02/21/2020
02/21/2020
$70,000
$70,000
02/21/2020
Contract Developer
Contract Developer
01/30/2020
01/30/2020
$93,915
$93,915
01/30/2020
The Ashlar Group
The Ashlar Group
Contract Developer
Contract Developer
Contract Developer
01/21/2020
01/21/2020
$115,933
$115,933
01/21/2020
Venturi Ltd.
Venturi Ltd.
Contract Developer
Contract Developer
Contract Developer
12/31/2019
12/31/2019
$240,005
$240,005
12/31/2019