SOFTWARE DEVELOPER SALARY IN UNITED STATES

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Average gross salary for Software Developer GROSS SALARY
US$ 89,974
Average net salary for Software Developer NET SALARY
US$ 65,929
The most typical salary for Software Developer MOST TYPICAL GROSS
US$ 63,786
  Updated: 14 Sep 2020   Diff. gross vs. net: 26%
  Salary entries: 253

Software Developer Earnings in United States

Average salary for Software Developer in United States is US$ 89,974.

Average take home earning is US$ 65,929 (Net).

The most typical salary is US$ 63,786 (Gross).

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Percentage of people Earn this salary or more
6 % US$ 163,750
10 % US$ 144,000
23 % US$ 113,694
58 % US$ 82,057
82 % US$ 63,786
91 % US$ 52,513
96 % US$ 45,180
City Avg. gross salary Salary entries
New York City US$ 93,904 21
San Francisco US$ 130,307 13
Washington DC US$ 97,923 13
Seattle US$ 118,583 12
Los Angeles US$ 93,545 11
Dallas US$ 79,090 11
Chicago US$ 75,300 10
Boston US$ 116,777 09
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  SALARY BY LEVEL   SOFTWARE DEVELOPER   UNITED STATES

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Salary levels Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
More US$ 260,000
02
205K US$ 200,000
04
195K US$ 190,000
01
185K US$ 180,000
01
175K US$ 171,500
04
165K US$ 163,750
04
155K US$ 151,166
06
145K US$ 144,000
04
135K US$ 132,000
06
125K US$ 121,647
17
115K US$ 113,694
09
105K US$ 101,912
30
95K US$ 92,480
26
85K US$ 82,057
33
75K US$ 74,032
25
65K US$ 63,786
35
55K US$ 52,513
23
45K US$ 45,180
13
35K US$ 35,571
07
25K US$ 23,000
03

  SALARY BY GENDER   SOFTWARE DEVELOPER   UNITED STATES

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Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
Men US$ 96,943 172
Women US$ 81,700 35
N/A US$ 70,209 46

  SALARY BY EDUCATION   SOFTWARE DEVELOPER   UNITED STATES

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Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
Doctorate Degree US$ 141,666 06
Masters Degree US$ 94,341 71
Bachelors Degree US$ 89,991 147
Some College US$ 72,020 25
High School US$ 35,333 03
Bellow H. School US$ 80,000 01

Software Developer workers holding Doctorate Degree degrees enjoy the highest average gross salaries in United States. With an earned Doctorate Degree, they grosses US$ 141,666. While Software Developer workers with High School education earn the least, with an average gross income of US$ 35,333. This is 300.95% lower of what Doctorate Degree degree holders earn.


  SALARY BY EXPERIENCE   SOFTWARE DEVELOPER   UNITED STATES

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Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
20+ Years US$ 105,655 38
16-20 Years US$ 118,282 23
12-16 Years US$ 93,630 23
8-12 Years US$ 93,143 36
4-8 Years US$ 86,707 47
2-4 Years US$ 76,535 43
1-2 Years US$ 76,607 20
0-1 Year US$ 70,565 23

Software Developer workers in United States with more years of work experience outperform their counterparts with less experience. Workers with 16-20 Years of experience earn a gross average of US$ 118,282 compared to US$ 70,565 for their counterparts with 0-1 Year of experience. The difference between workers with 16-20 Years of experience and 0-1 Year is 67.62%.


  SALARY BY AGE   SOFTWARE DEVELOPER   UNITED STATES

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Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
More US$ 48,000 01
69-74 US$ 72,500 02
63-68 US$ 163,333 03
57-62 US$ 83,312 08
51-56 US$ 109,957 14
45-50 US$ 116,891 23
39-44 US$ 113,725 20
33-38 US$ 83,769 39
27-32 US$ 90,578 59
22-26 US$ 82,308 35
16-21 US$ 63,333 03
N/A US$ 70,209 46
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  SALARY BY JOB TYPE   SOFTWARE DEVELOPER   UNITED STATES

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Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
Permanent US$ 91,805 212
Contract US$ 82,955 27
Self Employed US$ 85,666 09
Part Time US$ 58,000 05
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  SALARY BY CITY   SOFTWARE DEVELOPER   UNITED STATES

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# Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
1. San Francisco Software Developer in San Francisco US$ 130,307 13
2. Seattle Software Developer in Seattle US$ 118,583 12
3. Boston Software Developer in Boston US$ 116,777 09
4. San Diego Software Developer in San Diego US$ 113,857 07
5. Philadelphia Software Developer in Philadelphia US$ 110,857 07
6. Washington DC Software Developer in Washington DC US$ 97,923 13
7. Atlanta Software Developer in Atlanta US$ 97,755 09
8. Houston Software Developer in Houston US$ 94,133 03
9. Newark Software Developer in Newark US$ 94,094 05
10. New York City Software Developer in New York City US$ 93,904 21

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  SALARY BY COUNTRY    SOFTWARE DEVELOPER

# Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
1. United States United States US$ 89,974 US$ 89,974 253
2. Australia Australia Software Developer in Australia US$ 76,578 AU$ 89,090 52
3. United Kingdom United Kingdom Software Developer in United Kingdom US$ 70,440 GBP 48,532 65
4. Canada Canada Software Developer in Canada US$ 66,231 CA$ 76,092 92
5. Mexico Mexico Software Developer in Mexico US$ 46,063 MXN 831,533 15
6. China China Software Developer in China US$ 42,344 CNY 277,883 42
7. Russia Russia Software Developer in Russia US$ 27,306 RUB 1,350,826 23
8. India India Software Developer in India US$ 16,431 INR 1,038,084 527

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(56/56)  CYBER SOFTWARE ENGINEER


 Posted: 14 Sep 2020

Bachelors Degree, 4-8 years: "Java C++ C# Oracle Sql."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 106,000


(55/56)  SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT


 Posted: 01 Jul 2020

Bachelors Degree, 12-16 years: "Middleware admin, Developer."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 123,000


(54/56)  SOFTWARE ENGINEER


 Posted: 01 May 2020

Bachelors Degree, 1-2 years: "Css, Java, SQL. Web frontend, Web Backend."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 85,000


(53/56)  DATA SCIENTIST


 Posted: 24 Apr 2020

Doctorate Degree, 2-4 years: "Data Science, machine learning."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 105,000


(52/56)  DEVELOPER


 Posted: 15 Jan 2020

Bachelors Degree, 4-8 years: "Googling and YouTube videos."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 120,000


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(51/56)  FULL STACK DEVELOPER


 Posted: 12 Dec 2019

Bachelors Degree, 2-4 years: ".NET & Angular Full stack developer."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 74,000


(50/56)  SOFTWARE DEVELOPER


 Posted: 04 Dec 2019

Some College, 2-4 years: "Develop software."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 50,000


(49/56)  SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER


 Posted: 23 Oct 2019

Bachelors Degree, 4-8 years: "Develop software."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 170,000


(48/56)  SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER


 Posted: 11 Sep 2019

Masters Degree, 16-20 years: "Design, develop and maintain IT Solutions, whether on backend, frontend or mobile."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 300,000


(47/56)  OWNER AND DESIGNER


 Posted: 24 Jul 2019

Some College, 20+ years: "Design custom programming for businesses and organizations."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 48,000


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(46/56)  SOFTWARE DEVELOPER


 Posted: 23 Jul 2019

Some College, 12-16 years: "Develop software."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 80,000


(45/56)  SYSTEM ADMIN


 Posted: 06 Jul 2019

Masters Degree, 2-4 years: "Devops has a vast techniques for upcoming days."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 130,000


(44/56)  ENGINEER


 Posted: 01 Jul 2019

Bachelors Degree, 20+ years: "Software developer."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 125,000


(43/56)  SOFTWARE DEVELOPER


 Posted: 28 Jun 2019

Bachelors Degree, 8-12 years: "Database design, website application coding."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 75,000


(42/56)  SOFTWARE DEVELOPER


 Posted: 13 Jun 2019

Bachelors Degree, 4-8 years: "I solve business problems with software."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 100,000


(41/56)  DATA ENGINEER


 Posted: 03 Jun 2019

Masters Degree, 2-4 years: "Designing machine learning pipeline and data storage."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 80,000


(40/56)  SOFTWARE ENGINEER


 Posted: 03 May 2019

Masters Degree, 8-12 years: "Software design, review, development, managing vendors."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 118,251


(39/56)  PROGRAMMER


 Posted: 18 Mar 2019

Some College, 20+ years: "I program software."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 100,000


(38/56)  LEAD DEVELOPER


 Posted: 13 Mar 2019

Bachelors Degree, 12-16 years: "Lead software developer handling all project management and IT operations."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 100,000


(37/56)  SDE II


 Posted: 13 Mar 2019

Bachelors Degree, 2-4 years: "Building software solutions."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 150,000


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(36/56)  ENGINEER - SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT


 Posted: 21 Feb 2019

Bachelors Degree, 12-16 years: "I write code 8 hours a day."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 145,000


(35/56)  SOFTWARE ENGINEER


 Posted: 09 Feb 2019

Bachelors Degree, 0-1 year: "Develop Software in C++ Test Software Technical Writing."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 56,000


(34/56)  SOFTWARE DEVELOPER


 Posted: 22 Jan 2019

Bachelors Degree, 4-8 years: "Work for software development in agency."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 220,000


(33/56)  SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER


 Posted: 11 Jan 2019

Bachelors Degree, 8-12 years: "Write and maintain PHP code."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 113,000


(32/56)  PROGRAMMER


 Posted: 08 Jan 2019

Bachelors Degree, 8-12 years: "Programming Video Games."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 48,001


(31/56)  PRODUCT MANAGER


 Posted: 07 Jan 2019

Masters Degree, 16-20 years: "Functional requirements."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 120,000


(30/56)  BLOCKCHAIN ENGINEER


 Posted: 10 Dec 2018

Bachelors Degree, 1-2 years: "I work on blockchains."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 97,000


(29/56)  TECH LEAD


 Posted: 09 Nov 2018

Bachelors Degree, 16-20 years: "Tech lead on a 10 person team."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 157,000


(28/56)  SOFTWARE DEVELOPER


 Posted: 05 Nov 2018

Doctorate Degree, 16-20 years: "Making software."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 200,000


(27/56)  MANAGER


 Posted: 05 Nov 2018

Bachelors Degree, 2-4 years: "Manage a team and manage them."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 55,000


(26/56)  SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER


 Posted: 01 Oct 2018

Masters Degree, 8-12 years: "I work on cloud computing."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 133,000


(25/56)  SOFTWARE ENGINEER


 Posted: 27 Sep 2018

Masters Degree, 8-12 years: "OnBase Application Developer."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 114,000


(24/56)  SOFTWARE ARCHITECT


 Posted: 23 Sep 2018

Masters Degree, 8-12 years: "Architect, design, plan, execute the complex software projects."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 135,000


(23/56)  SOFTWARE ENGINEER


 Posted: 21 Sep 2018

Bachelors Degree, 0-1 year: "Love the work. regular software dev."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 150,000


(22/56)  SOFTWARE DEVELOPER ENGINEER


 Posted: 16 Sep 2018

Bachelors Degree, 1-2 years: "I'm an iOS engineer."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 165,000


(21/56)  VP ENGINEERING


 Posted: 14 Aug 2018

Masters Degree, 20+ years: "Software developer and then management."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 200,000


(20/56)  SOFTWARE ENGINEER


 Posted: 09 Aug 2018

Bachelors Degree, 20+ years: "Product build . Creating product patches. Providing customer related patches and builds. Managing version control systems. Backup and restore."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 150,000


(19/56)  APPLICATION DEVELOPER


 Posted: 24 Jul 2018

Some College, 12-16 years: "Application developer building web based ordering systems for the pharmaceutical industry."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 67,500


(18/56)  PROGRAMMER


 Posted: 05 Jun 2018

Masters Degree, 2-4 years: "Data Analysis and Machine Learning."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 95,000


(17/56)  SOFTWARE ENGINEER III


 Posted: 25 Apr 2018

Bachelors Degree, 4-8 years: "Automation Testing."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 101,470


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(16/56)  SOFTWARE ENGINEER


 Posted: 05 Apr 2018

Bachelors Degree, 4-8 years: "Java React Angular HTML5 JavaScript."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 95,000


(15/56)  SOFTWARE ENGINEER


 Posted: 05 Apr 2018

Bachelors Degree, 4-8 years: "Java React Angular HTML5 JavaScript."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 95,000


(14/56)  FILEMAKER DEVELOPER


 Posted: 07 Dec 2017

Masters Degree, 4-8 years: "Specify, estimate, design, implement and deploy FileMaker database solutions using FileMaker Pro."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 50,000


(13/56)  SOFTWARE DEVELOPER SUPPORT ENGINEER


 Posted: 16 Nov 2017

Bachelors Degree, 8-12 years: "Technical Support for Software Engineers."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 65,000


(12/56)  SOLUTION ARCHETECTOR


 Posted: 07 Nov 2017

Bachelors Degree, 12-16 years: "ERP software development maintenance."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 70,000


(11/56)  PROGRAMMER


 Posted: 01 Nov 2017

Some College, 20+ years: "Develop automation for quality testing."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 90,000


(10/56)  SOFTWARE DEVELOPER


 Posted: 01 Nov 2017

Bachelors Degree, 8-12 years: "Software developer, government contracting."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 84,900


(9/56)  JR APPLICATION DEVELOPER


 Posted: 29 Oct 2017

Bachelors Degree, 1-2 years: "Salesforce developer/admin Apex, SOQL, Visualforce Validation rules, Field creation."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 75,000


(8/56)  TOOLS ENGINEER


 Posted: 21 Oct 2017

Bachelors Degree, 8-12 years: "- Automation with Ruby, Python AWS SDK - Web services with Java Springboot and AWS SDK - Web Development with JS, HTML, CSS - AWS (CloudFormation, S3, SWF, ECS, EC2) - Orchestration, provisioning, monitoring and log management."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 172,000


(7/56)  SR. SYSTEM INTEGRATION SPECIALIST


 Posted: 19 Oct 2017

Masters Degree, 16-20 years: "Using a software to map data from one form to another. CSV, Flat Files, EDI, iDoc, and or XML files. Creating data in a database or another file."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 100,000


(6/56)  PRODUCT ANALYST


 Posted: 29 Sep 2017

Some College, 2-4 years: "Configure annuity software on Accenture LifeCAD."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 42,000


(5/56)  SENIOR DEVELOPER


 Posted: 20 Sep 2017

Bachelors Degree, 20+ years: "Analyze requirements, architect/design solution, code, debug, training."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 140,000


(4/56)  APP. DEV. CONSULTANT


 Posted: 10 Sep 2017

Some College, 20+ years: "Computer Software Development."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 125,000


(3/56)  OWNER


 Posted: 09 Aug 2017

Bachelors Degree, 4-8 years: "Outsource web and software development."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 90,000


(2/56)  FULL STACK DEVELOPER


 Posted: 26 Jul 2017

Bachelors Degree, 2-4 years: "Web sites and applications development."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 60,000


(1/56)  MOBILE APPLICATION DEVELOPER


 Posted: 14 Jul 2017

Masters Degree, 4-8 years: "Design Android and iPhone Mobile Apps."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 70,000


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