11 Highest-Earning Developer Jobs


Java Developer

Mean Salary: $92,023
Median Salary: $90,000
Max Salary:

One of the most popular programming languages in the world, Java is used in everything from Web applications to console gaming. Top Java developers are much in demand, and capable of drawing down big salaries.

SAP ABAP Developer

Mean Salary: $91,973
Median Salary: $94,500
Max Salary: $180,000

ABAP is SAP’s high-level programming language for building apps in the SAP Application server. On a practical front, the language is reportedly similar to COBOL.

C# Developer

Mean Salary: $87,824
Median Salary: $85,000
Max Salary: $250,000

Originally developed by Microsoft, C# is a general-purpose programming language. The latest version, 6.0, includes new features such as a null-conditional operator, auto-initializing properties, and expression-based functions. At least on a surface level, C# and Java rely on the same general syntax, although they deviate once you drill down into specific tasks, such as handling generics.

Database Developer

Mean Salary: $85,588
Median Salary: $85,000
Max Salary:

Even before the advent of “Big Data,” databases were a vital part of any corporation’s technology stack. As more firms move to embrace data storage and analytics as a vital part of strategy, they’re increasingly reliant on developers who know how to set up and maintain databases.

Application Developer

Mean Salary: $85,553
Median Salary: $80,250
Max Salary: $650,000

The world runs on apps. Developers who can build them will find themselves well compensated as a result.

SAS Developer

Mean Salary: $85,330
Median Salary: $80,000
Max Salary:

The SAS software suite provides analytics and data management, with its features building out over decades to include everything from a point-and-click interface to social-media integration. A large number of companies rely on the technology—and the developers who know how to work with it.

One Response to “11 Highest-Earning Developer Jobs”

  1. derk-a-derk-a

    The article mentions emphasis on “median” salaries, but the first page shows “mean” and “max” salaries only.

    How do we know if this follows any methodology?