2007 Salary: Software Developer

Published on: October 16, 2006
Last Updated: October 16, 2006

2007 Salary: Software Developer

Published on: October 16, 2006
Last Updated: October 16, 2006

Job Title: Software Developer

2007 average salary range: $60,250 – $94,750.

  • The 2007 salary range is an increase of 5.1% over this job’s 2006 salary range, which was $57,250 – $90,250.
  • The 2006 salary range was 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.

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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