Software Developer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Min 10%
Median 50%
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Barclays Capital
Highest Paying City
Redmond, WA
Highest Paying State
Average Experience Level
2.6 years
How much does a software developer make?
Software Developers in America make, on average, $84,632 a year or $40.69 per hour. While the top 10 percent make over $105,000 per year, the bottom 10 percent make under $67,000. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Software Developers are Technology companies and Professional companies. Washington, California, New York, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts are some of the states with the best Software Developer salaries in the US. The typical tenure for a Software Developer is 2.6 years.
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Average Software Developer Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Software Developer in the United States is $84,632 per year or $40.69 per hour. The city with the highest Software Developer salary is Redmond, WA at $108,584 per year. The average starting salary in Redmond, WA for Software Developers is $78,000. Washington, California, New York, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts are the states with the highest payscale for Software Developers. West Virginia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, and South Dakota are at the bottom for competitive pay.

Map of Software Developer Salaries

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

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Average Software Developer Salary By Company

Like every industry, there is a range of salaries a Software Developer makes. Technology companies and Professional companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. Software Developers at Barclays Capital and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates report the highest salaries. Companies like GumGum and MEDIA.COM also report very competitive wages for Software Developers.

Average Software Developer Pay By Industry

The type of industry that a Software Developer works in can influence their earning potential. By looking at our data, we can see that Technology companies, Finance companies, and Telecommunication companies pay their Software Developers well. Technology companies pay their Software Developers the highest wages, averaging $85,435 per year. Finance companies and Telecommunication companies pay well too, at $85,189 and $83,565, respectively. The average salary for Software Developers in the Manufacturing industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $81,125.
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Software Developer Salary History

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National Average
Ashburn, VA

Software Developer Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Software Developer can range from $53,374 to $133,778 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary 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.

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