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AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR MOST TYPICAL SALARY / YEAR
Gross income
Net (after tax)

$92,031 USD

£72,737 GBP
New York City

$93,969 USD

$102,000 USD

£80,616 GBP
Including "New York City"
Excluding "New York City"

Average Salary / Software Developer / United States

Average salary for Software Developer / United States is $92,031 USD per year. The most typical earning is $102,000 USD. All data are based on 277 salary surveys. Salaries are different between men and women. Men receive an average salary of $98,700 USD. Women receive a salary of $85,000 USD.

Based on education, the highest salaries receive people with Doctorate Degree with salary of $141,700 USD. The second most paid education level is Masters Degree with salary of $97,200 USD.

Different experiences affect earning as well. People with 16-20 Years of experience receive salary of $121,000 USD. Employees with 20+ Years of experience receive $105,700 USD.

Levels / Software Developer / United States (Gross USD)

Salary Levels (USD) per Year Surveys [%]
$10,000 USD - $14,999 USD
0 n/a
$15,000 USD - $19,999 USD
0 n/a
$20,000 USD - $24,999 USD
2 100%
0.72%
$25,000 USD - $29,999 USD
1 99.28%
0.36%
$30,000 USD - $34,999 USD
2 98.92%
0.72%
$35,000 USD - $39,999 USD
5 98.19%
1.81%
$40,000 USD - $44,999 USD
4 96.39%
1.44%
$45,000 USD - $49,999 USD
9 94.95%
3.25%
$50,000 USD - $54,999 USD
14 91.7%
5.05%
$55,000 USD - $59,999 USD
10 86.64%
3.61%
$60,000 USD - $64,999 USD
13 83.03%
4.69%
$65,000 USD - $69,999 USD
22 78.34%
7.94%
$70,000 USD - $74,999 USD
12 70.4%
4.33%
$75,000 USD - $79,999 USD
16 66.06%
5.78%
$80,000 USD - $84,999 USD
25 60.29%
9.03%
$85,000 USD - $89,999 USD
9 51.26%
3.25%
$90,000 USD - $94,999 USD
17 48.01%
6.14%
$95,000 USD - $99,999 USD
12 41.88%
4.33%
THE MOST TYPICAL SALARY
$100,000 USD - $104,999 USD
27 37.55%
9.75%
$105,000 USD - $109,999 USD
7 27.8%
2.53%
$110,000 USD - $114,999 USD
7 25.27%
2.53%
$115,000 USD - $119,999 USD
5 22.74%
1.81%
$120,000 USD - $124,999 USD
14 20.94%
5.05%
$125,000 USD - $129,999 USD
6 15.88%
2.17%
$130,000 USD - $134,999 USD
5 13.72%
1.81%
$135,000 USD - $139,999 USD
1 11.91%
0.36%
$140,000 USD - $144,999 USD
2 11.55%
0.72%
$145,000 USD - $149,999 USD
2 10.83%
0.72%
HIGH SALARIES
$150,000 USD - $159,999 USD
8 10.11%
2.89%
$160,000 USD - $169,999 USD
7 7.22%
2.53%
$170,000 USD - $179,999 USD
4 4.69%
1.44%
$180,000 USD - $189,999 USD
2 3.25%
0.72%
$190,000 USD - $199,999 USD
1 2.53%
0.36%
$200,000 USD - $209,999 USD
4 2.17%
1.44%
$210,000 USD - $219,999 USD
0 n/a
$220,000 USD - $229,999 USD
1 0.72%
0.36%
$230,000 USD - $239,999 USD
0 n/a
$240,000 USD - $249,999 USD
0 n/a
$250,000 USD - $349,999 USD
1 0.36%
0.36%

Gender / Software Developer / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Men 192 $98,700 USD
2 Women 39 $85,000 USD

Education / Software Developer / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Doctorate Degree 6 $141,700 USD
2 Masters Degree 76 $97,200 USD
3 Bachelors Degree 165 $91,900 USD
4 Bellow H. School 1 $80,000 USD
5 Some College 26 $73,100 USD
6 High School 3 $35,300 USD

Experience / Software Developer / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 16-20 Years 26 $121,000 USD
2 20+ Years 38 $105,700 USD
3 8-12 Years 40 $95,200 USD
4 12-16 Years 23 $93,600 USD
5 4-8 Years 52 $89,800 USD
6 1-2 Years 23 $81,100 USD
7 2-4 Years 50 $80,800 USD
8 0-1 Year 25 $71,900 USD

Age / Software Developer / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 66-70 2 $157,500 USD
2 46-50 20 $122,000 USD
3 61-65 3 $118,300 USD
4 51-55 13 $109,600 USD
5 41-45 17 $107,800 USD
6 36-40 32 $99,300 USD
7 56-60 9 $96,200 USD
8 26-30 58 $94,700 USD
9 31-35 37 $85,100 USD
10 21-25 34 $83,100 USD
11 71-75 2 $72,500 USD
12 n/a 46 $70,200 USD
13 14-20 3 $63,300 USD
14 76-99 1 $48,000 USD

Work Type / Software Developer / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Permanent 233 $93,700 USD
2 Contract 30 $86,700 USD
3 Self Employed 9 $85,700 USD
4 Part Time 5 $58,000 USD

States / Software Developer / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Arizona 2 $157,500 USD
2 Washington State 16 $124,500 USD
3 Massachusetts 11 $119,200 USD
4 California 44 $108,000 USD
5 Tennessee 2 $105,500 USD
6 Georgia 10 $103,000 USD
7 Alabama 1 $100,000 USD
8 Iowa 1 $100,000 USD
9 Connecticut 1 $99,000 USD
10 District Of Columbia (DC) 14 $98,100 USD
11 Maryland 2 $95,000 USD
12 Pennsylvania 14 $91,500 USD
13 North Carolina 8 $90,000 USD
14 New York State 24 $89,500 USD
15 Texas 23 $89,400 USD
16 New Jersey 10 $87,200 USD
17 New Mexico 1 $84,900 USD
18 Illinois 13 $83,700 USD
19 Utah 8 $81,600 USD
20 Colorado 9 $80,900 USD
21 Indiana 2 $80,500 USD
22 Oregon 2 $80,000 USD
23 Idaho 1 $80,000 USD
24 Virginia 1 $80,000 USD
25 Michigan 3 $79,800 USD
26 Missouri 8 $79,100 USD
27 Minnesota 5 $71,800 USD
28 Ohio 9 $71,400 USD
29 Wisconsin 3 $69,700 USD
30 South Dakota 1 $65,000 USD
31 Nebraska 1 $65,000 USD
32 Oklahoma 2 $63,900 USD
33 Florida 13 $61,300 USD
34 Nevada 2 $59,500 USD
35 Hawaii 1 $57,000 USD
36 Arkansas 2 $56,000 USD

Cities / Software Developer / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Tacoma 1 $160,000 USD
2 Worcester 1 $150,000 USD
3 Augusta 1 $150,000 USD
4 San Francisco 14 $128,100 USD
5 Anaheim 1 $125,800 USD
6 Phoenix 1 $125,000 USD
7 San Jose 3 $123,300 USD
8 Seattle 15 $122,100 USD
9 San Diego 8 $119,600 USD
10 Houston 4 $117,100 USD
11 Boston 10 $116,100 USD
12 Philadelphia 7 $110,900 USD
13 Indianapolis 1 $110,000 USD
14 San Antonio 2 $109,500 USD
15 Nashville 2 $105,500 USD
16 St. Louis 2 $101,500 USD
17 Huntsville 1 $100,000 USD
18 Cleveland 2 $99,800 USD
19 Washington DC 14 $98,100 USD
20 Atlanta 9 $97,800 USD
21 Baltimore 2 $95,000 USD
22 Newark 5 $94,100 USD
23 New York City 22 $94,000 USD
24 Los Angeles 11 $93,500 USD
25 Charlotte 4 $91,600 USD
26 Austin 4 $90,000 USD
27 Raleigh 4 $88,500 USD
28 Albuquerque 1 $84,900 USD
29 Chicago 13 $83,700 USD
30 Salt Lake City 8 $81,600 USD
31 Denver 9 $80,900 USD
32 Jersey City 5 $80,400 USD
33 Portland, Oregon 2 $80,000 USD
34 Boise 1 $80,000 USD
35 Detroit 3 $79,800 USD
36 Oceanside 1 $78,000 USD
37 Dallas 13 $77,700 USD
38 Orlando 4 $75,600 USD
39 Columbus 4 $73,200 USD
40 Milwaukee 1 $73,000 USD
41 Pittsburgh 7 $72,100 USD
42 Minneapolis 5 $71,800 USD
43 Long Beach 3 $71,700 USD
44 Kansas City 6 $71,600 USD
45 Miami 2 $71,000 USD
46 --Other-- 7 $69,000 USD
47 Madison 2 $68,000 USD
48 Sioux Falls, South Dakota 1 $65,000 USD
49 Las Vegas 2 $59,500 USD
50 Tampa 2 $57,000 USD
51 Riverside 2 $56,500 USD
52 Little Rock 2 $56,000 USD
53 Tallahassee 1 $56,000 USD
54 Akron 1 $55,000 USD
55 Oklahoma City 1 $48,000 USD
56 Cincinnati 2 $47,500 USD
57 Fort Lauderdale 4 $45,500 USD
58 Rochester 1 $35,000 USD

People's individual salary examples (surveys)

50/50  It Infrastructure Engineer (Woman)
Posted 30 April 2024

What I do?

"Automation."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seattle Bachelors Degree 0-1 Year Intermediate $95,000 USD

49/50  Software Developer (Man)
Posted 28 September 2022

What I do?

"React. js Angular. js Typescript JavaScript C# . NET WPF Python Linux."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Boise Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Advanced $80,000 USD

48/50  Software Engineer (Man)
Posted 15 April 2022

What I do?

"Software engineering."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seattle Masters Degree 1-2 Years Expert $160,000 USD

47/50  Software Engineer (Man)
Posted 21 February 2022

What I do?

"Write aws applications."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Indianapolis Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years Intermediate $110,000 USD

46/50  Senior Ux Researcher (Woman)
Posted 18 February 2022

What I do?

"Qualitative and quant. design research, in-depth interviews, presentations, collaboration with product design teams (designers, engineers, product managers)."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Tacoma Masters Degree 2-4 Years Advanced $160,000 USD

45/50  Software Engineer (Man)
Posted 16 February 2022

What I do?

"Develop software."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Orlando Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years Advanced $72,400 USD

44/50  Backend Developer (Man)
Posted 28 November 2021

What I do?

"Backend engineer; python, sql, flask."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Dallas Bachelors Degree 0-1 Year Intermediate $80,000 USD

43/50  Senior Sw Engineer (Man)
Posted 11 October 2021

What I do?

"Develop backend programs in Perl, C++, Java --expert in OOD."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Masters Degree 16-20 Years Advanced $115,000 USD

42/50  Team Lead (Man)
Posted 06 October 2021

What I do?

"C+, HTML."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Anaheim Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years Expert $125,800 USD

41/50  Software Developer (Woman)
Posted 01 October 2021

What I do?

"Php, javascript, html, css, angular, react, mysql."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Denver Some College 2-4 Years Intermediate $100,000 USD

40/50  Software Engineer (Woman)
Posted 21 September 2021

What I do?

"Testing, creating features."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Intermediate $100,000 USD

39/50  Sr Software Engineer (Man)
Posted 25 June 2021

What I do?

"Web technologies including J2EE, relational databases."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Jose Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years Advanced $150,000 USD

38/50  Senior Front End Engineer (Man)
Posted 28 March 2021

What I do?

"Mentor others Develop web solutions Test code Debug code."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Houston Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a $186,000 USD

37/50  Software Developer (Man)
Posted 13 January 2021

What I do?

"Writing code for software applications using different programming languages, design applications."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seattle Masters Degree 4-8 Years n/a $154,000 USD

36/50  Senior Engineer L1 (Man)
Posted 11 December 2020

What I do?

"Develop iOS application."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years n/a $120,000 USD

35/50  ERP Programmer Analyst II (Man)
Posted 03 November 2020

What I do?

"Service Now, SQL, PeopleSoft, PeopleCode."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Dallas Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a $59,700 USD

34/50  Java Developer (Man)
Posted 14 October 2020

What I do?

"Java, Angular, AWS, J2EE, Spring, Hibernate, Struts."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Raleigh Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years n/a $120,000 USD

33/50  Linux Sysadmin (Man)
Posted 07 October 2020

What I do?

"Linux sysadmin stuff."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Pittsburgh Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years n/a $98,000 USD

32/50  Cyber Software Engineer (Man)
Posted 14 September 2020

What I do?

"Java C++ C# Oracle Sql."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Washington DC Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a $106,000 USD

31/50  Subject Matter Expert (Man)
Posted 30 June 2020

What I do?

"Middleware admin, Developer."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
St. Louis Bachelors Degree 12-16 Years n/a $123,000 USD

30/50  Software Engineer (Woman)
Posted 30 April 2020

What I do?

"Css, Java, SQL. Web frontend, Web Backend."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Antonio Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years n/a $85,000 USD

29/50  Data Scientist (Man)
Posted 24 April 2020

What I do?

"Data Science, machine learning."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Dallas Doctorate Degree 2-4 Years n/a $105,000 USD

28/50  Developer (Man)
Posted 15 January 2020

What I do?

"Googling and YouTube videos."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seattle Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a $120,000 USD

27/50  Full Stack Developer (Man)
Posted 12 December 2019

What I do?

". NET & Angular Full stack developer."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Dallas Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years n/a $74,000 USD

26/50  Software Developer (Man)
Posted 04 December 2019

What I do?

"Develop software."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Salt Lake City Some College 2-4 Years n/a $50,000 USD

25/50  Senior Software Engineer (Man)
Posted 22 October 2019

What I do?

"Develop software."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a $170,000 USD

24/50  Senior Software Engineer (Man)
Posted 11 September 2019

What I do?

"Design, develop and maintain IT Solutions, whether on backend, frontend or mobile."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Francisco Masters Degree 16-20 Years n/a $300,000 USD

23/50  Software Developer (Man)
Posted 23 July 2019

What I do?

"Develop software."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Houston Some College 12-16 Years n/a $80,000 USD

22/50  Owner And Designer (Man)
Posted 23 July 2019

What I do?

"Design custom programming for businesses and organizations."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Charlotte Some College 20+ Years n/a $48,000 USD

21/50  System Admin (Man)
Posted 05 July 2019

What I do?

"Devops has a vast techniques for upcoming days."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Austin Masters Degree 2-4 Years n/a $130,000 USD

20/50  Engineer (Man)
Posted 01 July 2019

What I do?

"Software developer."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Minneapolis Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $125,000 USD

19/50  Software Developer (Man)
Posted 28 June 2019

What I do?

"Database design, website application coding."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Dallas Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years n/a $75,000 USD

18/50  Software Developer (Man)
Posted 13 June 2019

What I do?

"I solve business problems with software."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Boston Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a $100,000 USD

17/50  Data Engineer (Man)
Posted 02 June 2019

What I do?

"Designing machine learning pipeline and data storage."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Charlotte Masters Degree 2-4 Years n/a $80,000 USD

16/50  Software Engineer (Man)
Posted 03 May 2019

What I do?

"Software design, review, development, managing vendors."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Charlotte Masters Degree 8-12 Years n/a $118,300 USD

15/50  Certified IT Developer (Applications) Level 1 (Man)
Posted 26 April 2019

What I do?

"Develop applications for NYCStreets."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New York City Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a $95,300 USD

14/50  Senior Software Developer (Man)
Posted 09 April 2019

What I do?

"Salesforce and developing packaging."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Francisco Masters Degree 4-8 Years n/a $100,000 USD

13/50  Programmer (Man)
Posted 17 March 2019

What I do?

"I program software."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Some College 20+ Years n/a $100,000 USD

12/50  Lead Developer (Man)
Posted 13 March 2019

What I do?

"Lead software developer handling all project management and IT operations."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Huntsville Bachelors Degree 12-16 Years n/a $100,000 USD

11/50  SDE II (Man)
Posted 12 March 2019

What I do?

"Building software solutions."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seattle Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years n/a $150,000 USD

10/50  Engineer - Software Development (Man)
Posted 20 February 2019

What I do?

"I write code 8 hours a day."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Nashville Bachelors Degree 12-16 Years n/a $145,000 USD

9/50  Software Engineer (Man)
Posted 08 February 2019

What I do?

"Develop Software in C++ Test Software Technical Writing."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Tallahassee Bachelors Degree 0-1 Year n/a $56,000 USD

8/50  Software Developer (Man)
Posted 21 January 2019

What I do?

"Work for software development in agency."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Atlanta Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a $220,000 USD

7/50  Senior Software Engineer (Man)
Posted 11 January 2019

What I do?

"Write and maintain PHP code."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Boston Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years n/a $113,000 USD

6/50  PROGRAMMER (Man)
Posted 08 January 2019

What I do?

"Programming Video Games."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Oklahoma City Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years n/a $48,000 USD

5/50  Product Manager (Man)
Posted 07 January 2019

What I do?

"Functional requirements."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Francisco Masters Degree 16-20 Years n/a $120,000 USD

4/50  Blockchain Engineer (Man)
Posted 10 December 2018

What I do?

"I work on blockchains."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Salt Lake City Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years n/a $97,000 USD

3/50  Tech Lead (Man)
Posted 08 November 2018

What I do?

"Tech lead on a 10 person team."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Boston Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years n/a $157,000 USD

2/50  Software Developer (Man)
Posted 05 November 2018

What I do?

"Making software."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Washington DC Doctorate Degree 16-20 Years n/a $200,000 USD

1/50  Manager (Woman)
Posted 04 November 2018

What I do?

"Manage a team and manage them."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Akron Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years n/a $55,000 USD


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