How much does a Software Developer in New Zealand earn?

The average Software Developer salary in New Zealand is determined by their specialty, location, and level of seniority. A front-end developer can earn anywhere from $80,000 to $120,000, while a full-stack developer could expect to earn between $110,000 to $140,000.


Demand has caused Software Developer wages to continue growing, and even mid-level employees are earning lucrative salaries. As more businesses understand the importance of developing and maintaining their own software solutions in-house, employment in software development is becoming increasingly vital. 

What is the average Software Developer salary in New Zealand?

The average Software Developer salary in New Zealand will differ based on location and area of expertise/level of seniority. According to the 2020/21 Hays Salary Guide, a front-end developer in New Zealand earns between $105,000 to $110,000, while a senior front-end developer will earn between $115,000 and $130,000.

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How does a Software Developer salary progress from entry-level to senior?

As a developer advances from junior to mid-level and up, their salary will rise. As a programmer gains experience and expertise they may anticipate higher salaries as well as more responsibility.

Entry-level Software Developer salary

Junior Software Developers at entry-level jobs are generally assigned to small projects where they must learn about software development as well as the fundamentals of business. Junior developers are often involved in creating smaller solutions, such as components of a codebase or modules for larger applications. A junior Software Developer may expect to make between $60,000 and $70,000 at this point in their career, depending on their existing talents and the organisation they are joining. 

Mid-level Software Developer salary

Software Developers go through several phases as they progress from novice to intermediate. They'll be more involved in projects that are part of the company's core business processes. Mid-level developers will also be in charge of planning, coding, and testing new features or modules before handing them over to development teams. A mid-level Software Developer salary can range from $75,000 to $115,000

Senior Software Developer salary

At the senior level, a Software Developer has a larger role in an organisation's strategic development. It is at this point that a senior developer may take on leadership roles such as mentoring junior developers and assisting other team members. Senior professionals may make between $115,000 and $150,000 or more per year. 
To learn more, use the Hays Salary Checker to benchmark Software Developer salaries in New Zealand or start your search for your next Software Developer job with Hays Technology. 

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