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How Much Does a Junior Developer Earn In The United States?

Junior Developer Salaries
Updated December 31, 2020
Average Yearly Salary
$73,000
$57,000
$73,000
$93,000
Junior developers in the United States make an average salary of $73,269 per year or $35.23 per hour. In terms of salary range, an entry level junior developer salary is roughly $57,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $93,000. 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 hospitality, None, and None companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. Washington, California, New York, Vermont, and Texas provide the highest junior developer salaries.
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Where Junior Developers Earn The Most

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

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How Much Do Junior Developers Earn In Different Cities?

While a junior developer can average a salary of $73,269 per year, or $35.23 per hour, there are many opportunities for junior developers to make more. For example, in Seattle, WA you might make $89,212 per year. Other high-paying locations include San Francisco, CA, New York, NY and Washington, DC. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Seattle, WA where the average starting salary is $64,000. The highest paying states for junior developers include Washington, California and New York. Meanwhile, Indiana, Hawaii, and West Virginia offer the lowest salaries.
Location
City
Average Salary

Seattle, WA

Salary Range75k - 105k$89k$89,212

San Francisco, CA

Salary Range71k - 106k$87k$87,214

New York, NY

Salary Range64k - 97k$79k$79,038

Washington, DC

Salary Range61k - 93k$76k$75,804

San Antonio, TX

Salary Range61k - 90k$74k$74,373

Jersey City, NJ

Salary Range59k - 90k$73k$73,019

Middletown, CT

Salary Range59k - 89k$73k$72,952

Boston, MA

Salary Range59k - 87k$72k$72,408

Denver, CO

Salary Range58k - 85k$71k$70,929

Alexandria, VA

Salary Range55k - 85k$69k$68,711
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$106k

High Paying Junior Developer Jobs

Which Companies Pay Junior Developers The Most?

To earn a high income as a junior developer, working for McKinsey & Company or Accenture might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Randstad Technologies, LP and Thomson Reuters report highly competitive salaries for junior developers.
Company
Company
Average Salary
McKinsey & Company Inc
Salary Range89k - 106k$97k$97,394
Accenture
Salary Range83k - 101k$92k$92,381
Randstad Technologies, LP
Salary Range83k - 100k$92k$91,712
Thomson Reuters
Salary Range85k - 96k$91k$90,741
Credit Suisse
Salary Range78k - 96k$87k$87,073
ManTech International
Salary Range75k - 88k$82k$81,746
InteliSecure
Salary Range70k - 91k$80k$80,321
Kemper
Salary Range74k - 85k$80k$79,530
CACI International
Salary Range73k - 85k$79k$79,046
HCL America
Salary Range70k - 87k$79k$78,504
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Junior Developer Salary History

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    Recently Added Junior Developer Salaries

    Location
    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    JR. SOA Developer
    JR. SOA Developer
    Smyrna, GA
    Smyrna, GA
    01/23/2021
    01/23/2021
    $89,741
    $89,741
    01/23/2021
    Junior Full Stack Developer (Cloud)
    Junior Full Stack Developer (Cloud)
    Lafayette, LA
    Lafayette, LA
    01/16/2021
    01/16/2021
    $45,000
    $45,000
    01/16/2021
    Junior Full Stack Developer (Cloud)
    Junior Full Stack Developer (Cloud)
    Wausau, WI
    Wausau, WI
    01/13/2021
    01/13/2021
    $45,000
    $45,000
    01/13/2021
    Junior Full Stack Developer (Cloud)
    Junior Full Stack Developer (Cloud)
    Denver, CO
    Denver, CO
    01/13/2021
    01/13/2021
    $45,000
    $45,000
    01/13/2021
    Junior Full Stack Developer (Cloud)
    Junior Full Stack Developer (Cloud)
    Wausau, WI
    Wausau, WI
    01/12/2021
    01/12/2021
    $45,000
    $45,000
    01/12/2021
    JR. Level Developer
    JR. Level Developer
    Iselin, NJ
    Iselin, NJ
    12/16/2020
    12/16/2020
    $60,000
    $60,000
    12/16/2020
    Junior Developer
    Junior Developer
    Franklin, TN
    Franklin, TN
    11/21/2020
    11/21/2020
    $100,000
    $100,000
    11/21/2020
    Latitude, Inc.
    Latitude, Inc.
    Angularjs Full-Stack Developer (Junior To Mid Level)
    Angularjs Full-Stack Developer (Junior To Mid Level)
    Angularjs Full-Stack Developer (Junior To Mid Level)
    Baltimore, MD
    Baltimore, MD
    11/10/2020
    11/10/2020
    $65,000
    $65,000
    11/10/2020
    JR. Wordpress Developer
    JR. Wordpress Developer
    Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Fort Lauderdale, FL
    10/29/2020
    10/29/2020
    $52,175
    $52,175
    10/29/2020
    Management Decisions, Inc.
    Management Decisions, Inc.
    Junior Full Stack Developer/Node/Angular or React
    Junior Full Stack Developer/Node/Angular or React
    Junior Full Stack Developer/Node/Angular or React
    Ione, CA
    Ione, CA
    09/24/2020
    09/24/2020
    $70,000
    $70,000
    09/24/2020