Developer Salary in Europe and United States: What Affects the Cost?
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What You Need to Know to Consider Developer Cost?

Illia Pinchuk

IT expert is a well-paid profession all across the world, nevertheless, salaries might vary according to skills, experience, and country of residence of developers. In this post, we provide average annual incomes of different software developers in the USA and Europe with regard to experience, skills and particular tasks.

Salaries in IT sector highly depend on the programmer's experience — either entry-level, mid-career, or senior level. Tech skills, such as C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, .NET, PHP also influence the earned income very much. However, as location greatly predetermines the average salary range, we decided to list the countries with the highest developer costs.

Average Cost of Software Development

Average cost of software development depending technology

The USA can boast of the highest developer salary that is about $90K per year. Canada comes second offering programmers circa $70K per annum. UK, Israel, and Australia pay IT specialists around $60K–$65K annually. Mexico,Ukraine, and Belarus come last on the list, offering IT experts around $35K per year.

Here is a chart showing an average salary range that depends on the programmer’s experience:

Average Salary of Software Developers

Let's take a closer look at the countries that are the most progressive in the development of IT technologies.

Software Developer Salary in the UK

British software engineers usually earn $62,500 per year, judging from Techtarget. In the UK, the difference among the entry-level specialists and the most skilled IT experts is probably the biggest. In this country, a beginner might earn as low as $24K, and an experienced professional can reach $72K of income.

Software Developer Salary in the UK

Here .Net software developers get the highest salary which starts from $42K per year. ASP.Net developers tend to earn almost the same annual salary, which is approximately $42 K. Senior software developer is circa $62K in the UK.

Software Developer Salary in Germany

In Germany, programmers usually earn up to $50K per year with the national average of about $47K. As for entry-level specialists, they make only 6% less than their highly experienced counterparts.

Software Developer Salary in Germany

Computer engineer salary in Germany also depends on their knowledge of programming languages. For instance, C++ is the highest-paying language with the average salary of $53.3K per year. Java and .NET developers earn almost the same amount of money  — approximately $48,370 per annum. However, JavaScript technology allows programmers to earn less than others — $46,321 per year.

Software Developer Salary in the USA

American IT experts are considered to get the highest costs in the world. Their salaries vary greatly: the lowest is $60,956 whereas the highest salary can go up to $116,983. The average programmer salary in the U.S. is approximately $90,052 per year.

Software Developer Salary in the USA

Similar to other countries’ experience with tech, C++ engineers get the biggest annual salaries (up to $117K). JavaScript programming language allows IT specialists in the USA to earn a little less (circa $110K per year). The average software development rate is $102K per annum in America.

You might be interested in the following article "Programmers Salary by Country and Expertise: PHP"

Average Salary of Software Engineers in Ukraine

Average Salary of Software Developers in Ukraine

As you see, Ukrainian programmers charge significantly lower fees than their European counterparts. That’s why an increasing number of CEOs choose this country to develop their business. In fact, Ukraine comes 1st in Europe Colliers International and ranks 4th by the number of certified IT experts in the world. It produces 36,000 of tech professionals each year, and at the moment there are over 100,000 software engineers who usually work with West European and North American clients. No matter what size your business is, Ukrainian programmers will help you to bring it on a completely new level.

Average cost of software development depending on title, role, tasks

Engineers or developers with “Senior” level of expertise are 16% of the sample and earn in common +$9,147 more than their junior counterparts. Three other titles have positive coefficients: Principal/Lead (8% of the sample, +$11,936), Architect (7%, +$15,488), and Consultant (3%, +$11,867). Managers and students  don’t take part in the survey, so there were no coefficients associated with them (the median salary of respondents in upper management was $123K).

Salary Median - IT Specialists

The highest salary is observed among project management in engineering and planning large software projects. The lowest salary is among developers who write code for the collaborative projects.

Unlike advanced countries where software development is expensive, Ukraine offers reasonable rates for creating super IT products and solutions. Our company provides a bunch of IT services delivering flexible, user-friendly, cross-browser solutions to our clients from over 20 countries of the world. We also re-engineer and add new functionalities to our clients current systems taking into consideration unique requirements and specifications. We specialize in CRM, SCM, ERP, and EAM solutions as well.

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