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Job Title: Applications Development: Developer/Programmer

2008 average salary range: $57,500 – $96,750.

• The 2008 salary range is an increase of 6.0% over this job’s 2007 salary range, which was $55,250 – $90,750.

• The 2006 salary range was an increase of 4.6% over this job’s 2005 salary range, which was $52,500 – $83,250.

Add 5% for C++ development skills, 10% for Java development skills, 5% for Visual Basic development skills, 12% for C# development skills, 5% for LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP/Perl), 5% for AJAX development skills, 5% for Microsoft Sharepoint 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.

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 instance, in following cities they are:

• Boston, MA: 24% higher

• Stamford, CT: 30% higher

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• New York, NY: 41% higher

• Washington, DC: 30% higher

• Philadelphia, PA: 15% higher

• Atlanta, GA: 15% higher

• Miami, FL: 15% higher

• Chicago, IL: 23% higher

• Dallas/Houston, TX: 5% higher

• Irvine, CA: 25% higher

• Los Angeles, CA: 25% higher

• San Diego, CA: 21% higher

• San Francisco, CA: 30% higher

• San Jose, CA: 27% higher

• Seattle, WA: 18% higher

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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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