Job Title: Software Engineer
2009 Average Salary Range: $72,000 to $108,250
The 2009 salary range is an increase of 3.7 percent over this job’s 2008 salary range, which was $69,250 to $104,500.
Add salary increases for the following skills: 5 percent for Active Server Page development; 10 percent for C# development; 5 percent for C++ development; 8 percent for DCOM/COM/ActiveX development; 10 percent for Java development; 8 percent for .NET development; 10 percent for PHP; 5 percent for Visual Basic; and 7 percent for WebServices development.
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Note: Since these numbers are national averages, adjust them based on your area of the country.
Salary levels are, approximately 7 percent to 20 percent higher in the Northeast; about 5 percent higher in the South Atlantic (Florida to Delaware); average to modestly lower in the Midwest, Mountain west, and South; and 5 percent to 25 percent to higher on the West coast.
IT salaries in large metropolitan areas are higher than the national average. For example, in the following cities they are:
|Boston, Mass.||30% higher|
|Stamford, Conn.||35% higher|
|New York, N.Y.||41% higher|
|Washington, D.C.||30% higher|
|Philadelphia, Penn.||15% higher|
|Atlanta, Ga.||15% higher|
|Miami, Fla.||13% higher|
|Chicago, Ill.||23% higher|
|Dallas/Houston, Texas||5% higher|
|Irvine, Calif.||22% higher|
|Los Angeles, Calif.||24% higher|
|San Diego, Calif.||17% higher|
|San Francisco, Calif.||35% higher|
|San Jose, Calif.||31% higher|
|Seattle, Wash.||18% higher|
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 United States and Canada, click here.
This article was originally published on Datamation.