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C Developer Salary in the United States 🇺🇸

Martin Milo
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The median C developer salary in the United States is $112,404 per year or $58 per hour in 2022. The median salary is influenced by many factors. Location and years of work experience are two important factors. For example, if you live in a expensive city, you will likely earn a higher salary than someone who lives in a less expensive city. Additionally, the more years of work experience you have, the more money you are likely to make.

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How much does a C developer make in the United States?

$112,404 / Annual

Based on 10821 salaries

The data come from StackOverflow's annual developer surveys, and can you can find them on this link -

Map of C Developer Salary by State

Developers can expect much higher salaries in Washington, California, New York.

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While in Washington, developers can expect $162,473 per year, in Louisiana, it's just $87,117 per year.

3 States with the Highest C Developer Median Salary, August 2022:

  1. Washington - $162,473
  2. California - $156,515
  3. New York - $140,810

3 States with the Lowest C Developer Median Salary, August 2022:

  1. Louisiana - $87,117
  2. South Dakota - $90,172
  3. Kansas - $95,859

For the complete table with sortable options, please check out the table of the available states below. Feel free to reach out if you don't see your state on the table or the data is unavailable on the map.

List of C Developer Salary by State

Salary Difference 
Based on 
1Washington$162,47345% 722 Salaries
2California$156,51539% 1205 Salaries
3New York$140,81025% 648 Salaries
4Massachusetts$138,64323% 360 Salaries
5New Hampshire$130,24916% 61 Salaries
6New Jersey$129,97816% 227 Salaries
7Colorado$129,97816% 452 Salaries
8Nevada$125,23911% 49 Salaries
9Oregon$124,56211% 280 Salaries
10Maryland$124,56211% 239 Salaries
11Minnesota$123,47910% 324 Salaries
12Illinois$122,3969% 419 Salaries
13Virginia$120,7717% 310 Salaries
14Arizona$120,2307% 213 Salaries
15Wisconsin$119,1476% 255 Salaries
16Texas$118,9826% 724 Salaries
17Georgia$118,6056% 274 Salaries
18District of Columbia$117,3744% 59 Salaries
19Utah$116,9804% 407 Salaries
20North Carolina$115,8973% 324 Salaries
21Florida$115,8973% 450 Salaries
22South Carolina$112,404-112 Salaries
23Nebraska$111,023-1% 76 Salaries
24Tennessee$110,482-2% 163 Salaries
25Pennsylvania$110,482-2% 385 Salaries
26Alabama$109,940-2% 93 Salaries
27Maine$108,708-3% 38 Salaries
28Michigan$108,315-4% 330 Salaries
29Idaho$108,315-4% 95 Salaries
30Arkansas$108,315-4% 68 Salaries
31Connecticut$105,201-6% 89 Salaries
32Iowa$103,983-7% 116 Salaries
33Ohio$102,899-8% 373 Salaries
34Kentucky$102,899-8% 118 Salaries
35Indiana$102,899-8% 170 Salaries
36New Mexico$101,544-10% 55 Salaries
37Vermont$100,192-11% 49 Salaries
38Montana$100,192-11% 25 Salaries
39Missouri$98,025-13% 200 Salaries
40Oklahoma$97,484-13% 84 Salaries
41Kansas$95,859-15% 89 Salaries
42South Dakota$90,172-20% 32 Salaries
43Louisiana$87,117-22% 59 Salaries

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C Developer Salary by Years of Professional Experience

Making money as a C developer is often based on how long you have been working as a developer. People who have been working as developers for a while usually make more money than people who are just starting out.

Chart explanation: The X-axis shows years of professional coding experience. A newbie is a developer who just got into the industry or someone with less than one year of experience.

C Developer Salary by Size of Company

Chart explanation: The X-axis shows the company size in terms of the number of employees. A freelancer does not necessarily represent a company; it may also be a sole proprietor or contractor.


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