Development Engineer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$88,000
$68,000
$88,000
$114,000
Development engineers in the United States make an average salary of $88,373 per year or $42.49 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $68,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $114,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Hawaii, California, Alaska, New Mexico, and Delaware provide the highest development engineer salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Nashua, NH
$92,593
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Map of Development Engineer Salaries

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

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Average Development Engineer Salary By Location

While a development engineer can average a salary of $88,373 per year, or $42.49 per hour, there are many opportunities for development engineers to make more. For example, in Cupertino, CA you might make $108,901 per year. Other high-paying locations include Nashua, NH, Redmond, WA and Cambridge, MA. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Cupertino, CA where the average starting salary is $72,000. The highest paying states for development engineers include Hawaii, California and Alaska. Meanwhile, Iowa, Indiana, and Mississippi offer the lowest salaries.

Average Development Engineer Salary By Company

To earn a high income as a development engineer, working for Apple or Netflix might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Microsoft and Google report highly competitive salaries for development engineers.

Company
Average Salary
$142,212
$142k
$140,853
$141k
$134,320
$134k
$128,204
$128k
$127,670
$128k
$126,120
$126k
$125,659
$126k
$125,008
$125k

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Average Development Engineer Pay By Industry

Development engineer salaries can vary on many factors, including what industry a job is in. In fact, jobs with health care, technology, and retail companies tend to be the highest paying. Furthermore, a development engineer can make a yearly salary of $94,790 while working for health care companies. All the while, other development engineers are making $90,120 at technology companies and $89,872 at retail companies. One industry development engineers may want to avoid is the manufacturing industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $84,137.

Industry
Average Salary
Health Care
Health Care
$94,790
$95k
Technology
Technology
$90,120
$90k
Retail
Retail
$89,872
$90k
Automotive
Automotive
$88,118
$88k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$84,137
$84k

Development Engineer Salary History

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Development Engineer Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a development engineer 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 Development Engineer Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
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$130,000
$130,000
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07/18/2020
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$85,000
$85,000
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07/15/2020
07/15/2020
$73,045
$73,045
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07/10/2020
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$93,915
$93,915
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Tsm&O Program Development Engineer
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Tsm&O Program Development Engineer
06/17/2020
06/17/2020
$86,000
$86,000
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Development Engineer
05/22/2020
05/22/2020
$62,610
$62,610
05/22/2020
.NET Development Engineer (Permanent Direct)
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$85,000
$85,000
05/18/2020
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Contract To Angular Developer/Engineer
Contract To Angular Developer/Engineer
04/28/2020
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$125,000
$125,000
04/28/2020
Jbpm Development Engineer
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04/21/2020
04/21/2020
$114,785
$114,785
04/21/2020
Management Decisions, Inc.
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IOS Engineer-All New Development
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IOS Engineer-All New Development
04/20/2020
04/20/2020
$150,000
$150,000
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