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How much does a software developer make?

The average salary for software developers can vary widely based on the specific roles and responsibilities of the job.

According to 2019 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the average salary for software developers is $111,620 per year ($51.96 per hour).*

Job outlook

The BLS reports employment of software developers is expected to rise 21% from 2018-2028, much higher than the 5% projection across all U.S. occupations.

* Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook. Multiple factors, including prior experience, age, geography and degree field, affect career outcomes. Herzing does not guarantee a job, promotion, salary increase or other career growth. BLS estimates do not represent entry-level wages and/or salary.

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