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Developer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$83,000
$66,000
$83,000
$104,000
Developers in the United States make an average salary of $83,339 per year or $40.07 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $66,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $104,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Washington, California, New York, Utah, and Virginia provide the highest developer salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Seattle, WA
$111,788
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Map of Developer Salaries

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

Average Salary

Average Developer Salary By Location

While a developer can average a salary of $83,339 per year, or $40.07 per hour, there are many opportunities for developers to make more. For example, in Seattle, WA you might make $111,788 per year. Other high-paying locations include San Francisco, CA, Washington, DC and New York, NY. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Seattle, WA where the average starting salary is $78,000. The highest paying states for developers include Washington, California and New York. Meanwhile, Louisiana, West Virginia, and South Dakota offer the lowest salaries.

City
Average Salary
Reston, VA
Reston, VA
$89,862
$90k
Wilmington, DE
Wilmington, DE
$83,979
$84k

High Paying Developer Jobs

Average Developer Salary By Company

If you want to get paid the most as a developer, being employed by a company such as Lazard or Jefferies would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Neuberger Berman and D. E. Shaw & Co. also report highly competitive salaries for developers.

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Developer Salary History

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    Developer Salary By Experience Level

    The salary for a 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 Developer Salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
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    McLean, VA
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    Angular Developer-Whitehouse, Ohio or
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    Southfield, MI
    10/29/2020
    10/29/2020
    $104,350
    $104,350
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    Robert Half
    Robert Half
    Python Developer
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    Saint Paul, MN
    Saint Paul, MN
    10/29/2020
    10/29/2020
    $125,220
    $125,220
    10/29/2020
    Management Decisions, Inc.
    Management Decisions, Inc.
    Full Stack Python/Vue.Js Developer/Ml-Based Platform
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    Full Stack Python/Vue.Js Developer/Ml-Based Platform
    New York, NY
    New York, NY
    10/27/2020
    10/27/2020
    $150,000
    $150,000
    10/27/2020
    VB Developer
    VB Developer
    Noblesville, IN
    Noblesville, IN
    10/27/2020
    10/27/2020
    $74,360
    $74,360
    10/27/2020
    Robert Half
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    React Developer
    React Developer
    React Developer
    Houston, TX
    Houston, TX
    10/26/2020
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    $104,350
    $104,350
    10/26/2020
    Servicenow Developer
    Servicenow Developer
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Salt Lake City, UT
    10/26/2020
    10/26/2020
    $93,000
    $93,000
    10/26/2020
    Pega RPA Developer
    Pega RPA Developer
    Burbank, CA
    Burbank, CA
    10/26/2020
    10/26/2020
    $104,350
    $104,350
    10/26/2020
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    Management Decisions, Inc.
    Node.Js Developer
    Node.Js Developer
    Node.Js Developer
    Charlotte, NC
    Charlotte, NC
    10/24/2020
    10/24/2020
    $110,000
    $110,000
    10/24/2020
    Phoenix Developer-Its3
    Phoenix Developer-Its3
    Saint Paul, MN
    Saint Paul, MN
    10/24/2020
    10/24/2020
    $59,278
    $59,278
    10/24/2020