Midwest developers with 3-5 years experience salary?

Commerce Bank / Eng AFDE02
Aug 16, 2017 29 Comments

Midwest voters only please - Omaha, Kansas City, Indianapolis, Cleveland, St. Louis, Minneapolis, etc.
I'm creeping up on 3 year anniversary with my company after being hired out of school. Curious what other developers in the area make with similar experience level.

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  • Google / Eng
    Undar-say

    Google Eng

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    Uber
    Undar-saymore
    glassdoor.com is going to have infinitely better data than Blind.
    Aug 16, 2017 3
    • Microsoft / Eng
      ☢Nutella☢

      Microsoft Eng

      BIO
      was: S Nutella, ☠Nutella☠
      ☢Nutella☢more
      Troll voters are on both platforms.
      Aug 16, 2017
    • Google / Eng
      Undar-say

      Google Eng

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      Uber
      Undar-saymore
      The Google numbers, at least, are pretty comparable to what I've seen from people sharing internally.
      Aug 16, 2017
    • New vsin87
      I think the fact that people here are quite invested in their career would skew the results to the higher end of the spectrum a bit
      Sep 30, 2017
  • Ponderosa Advisors / Eng
    StoneZone

    Ponderosa Advisors Eng

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    McGraw-Hill Education
    StoneZonemore
    Define your area better. Midwest could mean Chicago or could mean rural south Dakota.
    Aug 16, 2017 2
    • Facebook / Eng instandidl
      Aren't they both in the Midwest?
      Aug 16, 2017
    • Ponderosa Advisors / Eng
      StoneZone

      Ponderosa Advisors Eng

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      McGraw-Hill Education
      StoneZonemore
      Yes but you will never get paid 100k without being a director in rural Midwest. But mid level devs can in Chicago pretty easy
      Aug 16, 2017
  • Epic / Eng
    AwesomeUsr

    Epic Eng

    BIO
    Sr. Soft Sys Dev
    AwesomeUsrmore
    Wisconsinite here. When I was at 3-5 years tenure, I was in 120-140 range. Now at 7 yrs, and in 150-160 range.
    Aug 17, 2017 12
    • Epic / Eng
      KHCx54

      Epic Eng

      BIO
      looking for a software developer role
      KHCx54more
      Guys, this comment you're all replying to is an epic employee. I was referring to his salary.
      Aug 17, 2017
    • Epic / Eng
      AwesomeUsr

      Epic Eng

      BIO
      Sr. Soft Sys Dev
      AwesomeUsrmore
      KHCx54 - I am assuming you were referring to me. Can you please share your current tenure at Epic + base so that I can compare where I stand? I didn't think my raises sucked so much - an average of 10-12k each year.

      I thought I always had a good hike. If it is not, then it will be good if someone can correct me..
      Aug 17, 2017
    • Epic / Eng
      KHCx54

      Epic Eng

      BIO
      looking for a software developer role
      KHCx54more
      Oh ok maybe you just started lower. I guess that was 7 years ago. New grad 100k
      Aug 17, 2017
    • Epic / Eng
      AwesomeUsr

      Epic Eng

      BIO
      Sr. Soft Sys Dev
      AwesomeUsrmore
      Yes. The ones hired at 100k don't always get high hikes because they need to be normalized with others (I can't generalize it though as better rated dev do get high hikes). For us who started at a lower salary, there was a 25k in the middle to adjust our salaries to be on par with others.
      Aug 17, 2017
    • Epic / Eng
      KHCx54

      Epic Eng

      BIO
      looking for a software developer role
      KHCx54more
      Ah ok, thanks for the info!
      Aug 17, 2017
  • Gen!x / Eng
    ixptl12

    Gen!x Eng

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    startups, JPMorgan Chase
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    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
    ixptl12more
    FWIW, midwesterner here (Cincinnati). 20 year vet. Hired at least 30 people in that time. Never approved a 6 figure offer. Not even at 7+ years of experience.
    Aug 16, 2017 3
    • Commerce Bank / Eng AFDE02
      OP
      What industry are you in?
      Aug 16, 2017
    • Gen!x / Eng
      ixptl12

      Gen!x Eng

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      startups, JPMorgan Chase
      BIO
      ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
      ixptl12more
      I did most of my hiring while in banking. Primarily building back office systems that made your direct deposit show up on payday. BofA, so not a tiny firm.

      No longer there. I don't hire anyone now. Just draw clouds, boxes and arrows through them.
      Aug 16, 2017
    • Gen!x / Eng
      ixptl12

      Gen!x Eng

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      startups, JPMorgan Chase
      BIO
      ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
      ixptl12more
      BTW, I left 18 months ago so the data is current as of that time.
      Aug 16, 2017
  • Autodesk / Eng
    mKhalifa

    Autodesk Eng

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    blueport, 11media
    mKhalifamore
    I make $150K as a fresh grad out of college in Detroit with 2yr prior exp..
    Aug 16, 2017 2
    • Optum / Eng
      Stampeder

      Optum Eng

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      Optum
      Stampedermore
      At Autodesk?
      Aug 17, 2017
    • Autodesk / Eng
      mKhalifa

      Autodesk Eng

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      blueport, 11media
      mKhalifamore
      Yep
      Aug 17, 2017
  • New / Mgmt flurryfoo
    The actual type of developer is important. Front-end via back-end via mobile via blockchain etc. Compensation will vary greatly between type of dev.
    Sep 2, 2018 0
  • New / Eng kryton
    120k for a senior programmer in mpls area. But I think you may need more years under your belt
    Aug 16, 2017 0