Salary: Software Developer

Salary information for the position of Software Developer.


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Posted September 19, 2006

James Maguire

James Maguire

Job Title: Software Developer.

2006 average salary range: $57,250 – $90,250.

The 2006 salary range is an increase of 3.0% over this job’s 2005 salary range, which was $55,000 – $88,250.

Add 5% for C++ development skills, 7% for Java development skills, 7% for XML/Web services development skills, 5% for Active Server Page development skills, 5% for Visual Basic development skills, 10% for DCOM/COM/ActiveX development skills, 10% for C++ development skills, and 10% for Visual Basic .NET development skills.


Note: Since these numbers are national averages, adjust them based on your area of the country.

IT salary levels are – approximately – 7% to 20% higher in the Northeast; about average in the South Atlantic (Florida to Delaware); average to modestly lower in the Midwest and South; and 5% to 25% higher on the West coast.

IT salaries in large metropolitan areas are higher than the national average. For example, in following cities they are:

• Boston, MA: 24% higher

• Stamford, CT: 21% higher

• New York, NY: 50% higher

• Washington, DC: 26% higher

• Philadelphia, PA: 15% higher

• Atlanta, GA: 12% higher

• Miami, FL: 14% higher

• Chicago, IL: 23% higher

• Dallas/Houston, TX: 6% higher

• Irvine, CA: 25% higher

• Los Angeles, CA: 25% higher

• San Diego, CA: 15% higher

• San Francisco, CA: 30% higher

• San Jose, CA: 26% higher

• Seattle, WA: 15% higher

Also see: Top Five Fastest Growing IT Jobs


Salary data courtesy of Robert Half Technology. To request a copy of the complete Robert Half Salary Guide, which includes salary ranges for more than 60 different job titles, in the U.S. and Canada, click here.

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