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21 highest paid software jobs in 2019
DevOps developers, machine learning engineers, artificial intelligence engineers and software architects are taking in top salaries this year, according to a Randstat US survey.
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About these salaries
Randstad US has released its 2019 Salary Guide, looking at top compensation paid in several sectors, including engineering, finance, healthcare, human resources, life sciences, manufacturing, office and administration and technologies. Here are the top 21 wage earners in the software development category, with entry-level, mid-level and senior-level averages.
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DevOps developer
Entry-level salary = $107,573

Mid-level salary = $128,822

Senior-level salary = $139,437
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SharePoint developer
Entry-level salary = $105,894

Mid-level salary = $124,852

Senior-level salary = $137,906
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SAP apps developer
Entry-level salary = $96,120

Mid-level salary = $116,064

Senior-level salary = $137,539
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Machine learning engineer
Entry-level salary = $78,747

Mid-level salary = $112,495

Senior-level salary = $132,815
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Software architect
Entry-level salary = $98,138

Mid-level salary = $113,773

Senior-level salary = $130,413
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Artificial intelligence/applications engineer
Entry-level salary = $78,433

Mid-level salary = $99,095

Senior-level salary = $116,925
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Python developer
Entry-level salary = $81,227

Mid-level salary = $97,966

Senior-level salary = $113,507
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Full stack web developer
Entry-level salary = $80,965

Mid-level salary = $105,464

Senior-level salary = $112,204
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Software engineer/back-end engineer
Entry-level salary = $78,947

Mid-level salary = $95,966

Senior-level salary = $110,854
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.NET developer
Entry-level salary = $66,973

Mid-level salary = $88,710

Senior-level salary = $109,950
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Software development architect
Entry-level salary = $82,920

Mid-level salary = $94,613

Senior-level salary = $107,140
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Mobile developer (iOS, Android, W8)
Entry-level salary = $67,138

Mid-level salary = $95,861

Senior-level salary = $107,244
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JavaScript developer
Entry-level salary = $74,967

Mid-level salary = $93,771

Senior-level salary = $106,633
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Oracle applications developer
Entry-level salary = $76,738

Mid-level salary = $88,841

Senior-level salary = $105,594
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Software development engineer in test
Entry-level salary = $911,963

Mid-level salary = $98,322

Senior-level salary = $101,496
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Salesforce developer
Entry-level salary = $66,641

Mid-level salary = $91,880

Senior-level salary = $101,430
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Embedded engineer
Entry-level salary = $69,710

Mid-level salary = $85,252

Senior-level salary = $100,929
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Performance engineer (QA)
Entry-level salary = $71,406

Mid-level salary = $84,343

Senior-level salary = $97,816
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Build and release engineer/configuration engineer
Entry-level salary = $68,202

Mid-level salary = $83,154

Senior-level salary = $97,796
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Automated QA tester
Entry-level salary = $49,061

Mid-level salary = $60,208

Senior-level salary = $70,963
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Manual QA tester
Entry-level salary = $43,601

Mid-level salary = $55,268

Senior-level salary = $61,726