Slideshow 15 top software engineering pay trends

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  • June 01 2018, 5:41am EDT
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What software professionals are earning

When it comes to salary rates for software professionals, it definitely pays to be in a lead developer or engineering role, according to the compensation web site payscale.com. According to payscale, these are the median salaries that professionals can expect to earn in top software roles as of May. All salaries have been rounded off.

Software engineering manager

Median salary = $132,000

25th percentile salary = $110,000

75th percentile salary = $150,000

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Principal software engineer

Median salary = $131,000

25th percentile salary = $120,000

75th percentile salary = $150,000

Software development manager

Median salary = $121,000

25th percentile salary = $100,000

75th percentile salary = $140,000

Software architect

Median salary = $120,000

25th percentile salary = $100,000

75th percentile salary = $140,000

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Lead software engineer

Median salary = $110,000

25th percentile salary = $92,000

75th percentile salary = $130,000

Senior software engineer

Median salary = $109,000

25th percentile salary = $93,000

75th percentile salary = $130,000

Lead software development engineer

Median salary = $105,000

25th percentile salary = $88,000

75th percentile salary = $130,000

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Software engineer

Median salary = $83,000

25th percentile salary = $69,000

75th percentile salary = $100,000

Software developer

Median salary = $80,000

25th percentile salary = $69,000

75th percentile salary = $94,000

Java developer

Median salary = $73,000

25th percentile salary = $60,000

75th percentile salary = $87,000

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Quality assurance software engineer

Median salary = $68,000

25th percentile salary = $55,000

75th percentile salary = $84,000

Application developer

Median salary = $67,000

25th percentile salary = $56,000

75th percentile salary = $81,000

Associate software engineer

Median salary = $66,000

25th percentile salary = $58,000

75th percentile salary = $76,000

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Junior software engineer

Median salary = $59,000

25th percentile salary = $50,000

75th percentile salary = $67,000

Software tester

Median salary = $55,000

25th percentile salary = $45,000

75th percentile salary = $71,000