Software Developer Salary in the US

$85,100
per year
per hour
$40.91
per hour
per year
Bonus
$4,150/year
Profit Sharing
$2,670/year

Software Developer - Average Salary

The average salary for a Software Developer is $85,100 per year ($40.91 per hour), which is $31,610 (+59%) higher than the average salary in the US.
A Software Developer can expect an average starting salary of $53,600. The highest salaries can exceed $144,300.
$53,600
Low
$85,100
Average salary
$144,300
High
$25.77
Low
$40.91
Average salary
$69.38
High
Total pay includes salary, bonus and profit sharing.
$580
$83,800
$168,240
Salary$53,600 - 144,300
Bonus$860 - 12,300
Profit Sharing$580 - 11,640
Total Pay$55,040 - 168,240
$25.77
$21.80
$69.38
Salary$25.77 - 69.38
Total Pay$25.77 - 69.38

Software Developer Salary Range

Low
$53,600
Average salary
$85,100
Senior
$104,100
High
$144,300
Low
$25.77
Average salary
$40.91
Senior
$50.05
High
$69.38
Among Software Developers in the U.S., Junior Software Developers tend to have the lowest salaries, while more experienced Senior Software Developers and Lead Software Developers enjoy the highest salaries.

Software Developer - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Amazon Software Developer$138K/year
+62% 
Microsoft Software Developer$130K/year
+53% 
Lead Software Developer$126K/year
+48% 
Senior Software Developer$122K/year
+43% 
Epic Software Developer$121K/year
+42% 
IBM Software Developer$106K/year
+24% 
Google Software Developer$100K/year
+18% 
Freelance Software Developer$90K/year
+6% 
Fedex Software Developer$82K/year
 -4%
Junior Software Developer$67K/year
 -21%

Software Developer - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Software Developer with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $64,600 per year. A mid career Software Developer with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $84,450, while a Senior Software Developer with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $103,100. Software Developers with more than 20 years of experience earn $118,600 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Software Developer

Late Career▲ +39%
Senior▲ +21%
Average Salary$85,100/year
Mid Career▼ -1%
Entry Level▼ -24%

Gender Breakdown

Female
16%
Male
84%

Software Developer - Jobs by Location

Software Developer - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Software Developer jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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Frequently asked questions about the salary of the Software Developer

How much does a Software Developer make in the US?
A Software Developer in the US earns an average of $85,100 gross per year, which is about $40.91 gross per hour. Everything you need to know about the salary of the Software Developer updated to 2022.
What is the starting salary for a Software Developer in the US?
The starting salary of a Software Developer in the US is around $53,600 gross per year. Junior Software Developers usually have a lower salary.
What is the highest salary for a Software Developer in the US?
The highest salary of a Software Developer in the US can reach and exceed $144,300 gross per year. Senior Software Developers and Lead Software Developers usually have the highest salaries.
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