Software Developer

Software developers are the people behind the design, development and testing of complex software products.

Overview

Software developers are responsible for the creation of new software products and the maintenance of existing software products. The purpose of those products will vary by industry but typically will be one of: a portion of a website or service, a consumer software product, or an internal application that is responsible for business processes, data analysis, etc.

Software developers are sometimes called Application Developers, Software Development Engineers or Programmer Analysts. The skills necessary to become a software developer are typically, though not exclusively, obtained through university study. Software developers most frequently use the Java, C++ and .NET programming languages to achieve their goals.

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  • good benefits
Cons
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  • Number of Jobs
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Demographics

Salary Range

Below is the expected Software Developer salary range in your area as well as the salary range in top paying cities.

Median Salary
Salary Range
National
$86,226
$55k $124k
Washington DC
$76,125
$59k $105k
Bloomington, IL
$95,754
$63k $104k
New York City, NY
$90,000
$70k $120k
San Jose, CA
$90,000
$66k $117k

Top Paying Companies

Software Developer salaries can vary widely across companies. Here are some of the top paying companies you should consider.

1. Jane Street

Salary
$137,143
Headquarters
New York
Size
80+ Employees
Type
Company - Private
Industry
Finance
Revenue
$12M+ (USD) per year

2. Software Guidance & Assistance

Salary
$132,980
Headquarters
Tarrytown, NY
Size
100+ Employees
Type
Company - Private
Industry
Accounting & Legal
Revenue
$11M+ (USD) per year

3. Two Sigma

Salary
$132,692
Headquarters
New York
Size
750+ Employees
Type
Company - Private
Industry
Finance
Revenue
$-1 (USD) per year

4. D. E. Shaw & Co. - Investment Firm

Salary
$131,795
Headquarters
New York, NY
Size
990+ Employees
Type
Company - Private
Industry
Finance
Revenue
$85M+ (USD) per year

5. Shaw Group

Salary
$130,556
Headquarters
Baton Rouge, LA
Size
10,000+ Employees
Type
Company - Private
Industry
Construction, Repair & Maintenance
Revenue
$3B+ (USD) per year

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-24%
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