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What do developers get paid around the world?

We list the countries that pay web developers, software developers, and mobile applications the highest salaries

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Whether you are a software, web or mobile software developer, the pay can vary massively across different countries. It is a good idea to compare the typical salary you can get for your skills in multiple countries, especially when starting out your career.

We've compiled a list of countries and the salaries of mobile, web and software developers living there, according to data from Payscale.com

Most salaries are displayed as a range (for example £20,000 - £30,000), taking into account junior positions and more senior roles.

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Here are some countries that pay what you're worth...

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United Kingdom

Web Developer - £18k - £38k Average pay = £25,304 per year.

Software Developer - £22k - £49k Average pay = £30,983 per year.

Mobile Applications Developer £22k - £54k Average pay = £30,523 per year.

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Web Developer - £18k - £38k Average pay = £25,304 per year.

Software Developer - £22k - £49k Average pay = £30,983 per year.

Mobile Applications Developer £22k - £54k Average pay = £30,523 per year.

Netherlands

Web developer: €23k - €54k (£20,477.21 - £48,076.92) Average pay= €35,761 (£31,838.50) per year

Software developer: €30k - €65k (£26,709.40 - £57,870.37) Average pay= €46,565 (£41,457.44) per year

Java developer: €30k - €64k (£26,709.40 - £56,980.06) Average pay= €46,089 (£41,033.65) per year

Singapore

Web developer: S$3k - S$73k (£1,765.33 - £42,956.34) Average pay= S$36,034 (£21,203.95) per year

Software developer: S$6k - S$92k (£3,530.66 - £54,136.75) Average pay= S$51,799 (£30,480.76) per year

Mobile applications developer: S$30k - S$72k (£17,653.29 - £42,367.89) Average pay=S$54,000 (£31,775.92) per year

Ireland

Web developer: €24k - €49k (£21,380.10 - £43,651.05) Average pay= €33,534 (£29,873.35) per year

Software developer: €27k - €56k (£24,052.62 - £49,886.91) Average pay= €36,416 (£32,440.74) per year

Applications developer: €28k - €73k (£24,943.45 - £65,031.15) Average pay= €43,993 (£39,190.62) per year. Note: this role is similar to Mobile Applications Developer, which does not have data).

Argentina

Web developer: ARS 133k - ARS 962k (£1,882.47 - £13,616.06) Average pay= ARS 437,143 (£6187.28) per year

Software developer: ARS 75k - ARS 650k (£1,061.54 - £9,200.04) Average pay= ARS 356,690 (£5,048.56) per year

Java developer: ARS 182k - ARS 779k (£2,576.01 - £11,025.89) Average pay= ARS 311,538 (£4,409.48) per year

Spain

Web developer: €14k - €34k (£12,482.74 - £30,315.24) Average pay= €22,506 (£20,066.90) per year

Software developer: €17k - €41k (£15,157.62 - £36,556.61) Average pay= €27,598 (£24,607.06) per year

Application developer: €18k - €28k (£16,049.24 - £24,965.49) Average pay= €20,000 (£17,832.49) per year. Note: this role is similar to Mobile Applications Developer, which does not have data).

Japan

Web developer: ¥103k - ¥6m (£7, 81.48 - £45,516.00) Average pay= ¥3,907,944 (£29,641.67) per year

Software developer: ¥475k - ¥10m (£3, 602.86 - £75,786.85) Average pay= ¥4,226,811 (£32,060.26) per year

iOS Developer: ¥4m - ¥5m (£30,293.17 - £37,866.46) Average pay= ¥4,897,959 (£37,150.91) per year

China

Web Developer CNY 117k - CNY 183k (£13,329.02 - £20,847.95). Average pay = CNY 145,500 (£16,575.83) per year.

Software Engineer - CNY 39k - CNY 370k (£4,4430.05 - £421,515.90). Average pay = CNY 188,860 (£21,515.54) per year.

Java Developer CNY 125k - CNY 275k (£14,240.40 - £31,328.88). Average pay = CNY 190,000 (£21,645.41) per year.

India

Web Developer Rs 129k - Rs 777k (£1, 477.05 - £8,896.67). Average pay = Rs 308,656 (£3, 534.12) per year.  

Software Developer Rs 206k - Rs 1m (£2,358.71 - £11,454.08) Average pay = Rs 476,863 (£5,460.10) per year.

Mobile Applications Developer - Rs 148k - Rs 1m (£1,694.60 - £11,454.08). Average pay = Rs 431,567 (£4,941.46) per year.

Switzerland

Web Developer - CHF 18k - CHF 97k (£14,679.83 - £79,109.32). Average pay = CHF 73,401 (£59,862.92) per year.

Software developer - CHF 48k - CHF 114k (£39,136.43 - £92,949.02). Average pay = CHF 86,947 (£70,891.56) per year.

Mobile developer - Unknown.

United States

Mobile Applications  Developer -  $50k - $112k (£40,725.00 - £91,224.00). Average pay = $73,117 (£59,553.80) per year.

Software developer - $50k - $103k (£40,725.00 - £83,874.96). Average pay = $70,618 (£57,505.65) per year.

Web developer - $40k - $86k (£32,568.40 - £70,022.06). Average pay = $59,108 (£48,126.32) per year.

Germany

Web developer - €29k - €54k (£20,492.32 - £48,112.40). Average pay = €40,895 (£36,436.23) per year.

Software developer€37k - €63k (£32,963.86  - £56,127.65). Average pay = €49,071 (£43,718.09) per year.

Mobile app developer€30k - €61k (£26,730.15  - £54,351.30). Average pay = €46,740 (£41,645.57) per year.

Norway

Software developer - kr 455k - kr 690k (£37,537 - £56,924). Average pay = kr 560,302 (£46,217) per year.

Israel

Web developer - ILS 8k - ILS 304k (£1,864.97 - £70,859.80). Average pay = ILS 158,212 (£36,877.87) per year.

Software developer - ILS 123k - ILS 389k (£28,670.25 - £90,642.79). Average pay = ILS 257,699 (£60,047.70) per year.

Mobile applications developer - Average salary = ILS 93.50 (£2178.69) per year.

Australia

Software developer - AU$50k - AU$99k (£27,254.94 - £53,964.78). Average pay = AU$68,825 (£37,516.42) per year.

Web developer - AU$45k - AU$88k (£24,529.44 - £47,968.69). Average pay = AU$61,110 (£33,310.98) per year.

Application developer - AU$53k - AU$102k (£28,890.23 - £55,600.07). Average pay = AU$75,666 (£41,245.44) per year.

Canada

Web developer - C$38k - C$73k (£23,292.89 - £44,746.86). Average pay = C$52,181 (£31,985.42) per year. 

Mobile app developer (iOS & Android) - C$43k - C$87k (£26,357.74 - £53,328.45). Average pay = C$63,407 (£38,866.63) per year.

Software developerC$46k - C$87k (£28,196.65 - £53,328.45). Average pay = C$65,038 (£39,866.39) per year.

Denmark

Software developer - $35k - $586k (£28,484.81 - £47,691.71). Average pay = $439,291 (£357,517.75) per year.

Web developer - $101 - $488k (£82,19.90 - £39,715.97). Average pay = $339,037 (£275,925.86) per year.

Mobile developer - Unknown.

Sweden

Web developer - $33k - $536k (£26,857.11 - £43,622.45). Average pay = $370,941 (£301,890.98) per year.

Software developer - $55k - $564k (£44,761.85 - £45,901.24). Average pay = $427,314 (£347,770.25) per year.

Mobile developer - Unknown.

New Zealand

Web developerNZ$41k - NZ$81k (£20,869.18 - £41,229.35). Average pay = NZ$54,317 (£27,647.59) per year.

Software developer - NZ$48k - NZ$91k (£24,432.21 - £46,319.39). Average pay = NZ$64,006 (£35,579.33) per year.

Mobile app developerNZ$51k - NZ$99k (£25,959.22 - £50,391.42). Average pay = NZ$63,287 (£32,213.35) per year.

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