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C++ Developer Salary in the United States 🇺🇸

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The median C++ developer salary in the United States is $115,820 per year or $59 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?

$115,820 / Annual

Based on 1796 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 California, Washington, New York.

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While in California, developers can expect $192,120 per year, in Missouri, it's just $77,380 per year.

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

  1. California - $192,120
  2. Washington - $184,435
  3. New York - $161,929

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

  1. Missouri - $77,380
  2. Ohio - $87,826
  3. Michigan - $88,348

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 
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1California$192,12066% 262 Salaries
2Washington$184,43559% 169 Salaries
3New York$161,92940% 107 Salaries
4Massachusetts$135,03317% 81 Salaries
5New Jersey$129,47512% 39 Salaries
6Maryland$127,34810% 67 Salaries
7Colorado$126,7999% 91 Salaries
8Arizona$124,2967% 34 Salaries
9Oregon$121,8595% 41 Salaries
10Illinois$120,7614% 67 Salaries
11Utah$118,2582% 77 Salaries
12Virginia$116,7811% 55 Salaries
13Pennsylvania$115,821-67 Salaries
14Florida$115,272-79 Salaries
15North Carolina$111,704-4% 57 Salaries
16Texas$109,783-5% 143 Salaries
17Minnesota$109,470-5% 51 Salaries
18Wisconsin$108,048-7% 30 Salaries
19Alabama$101,041-13% 30 Salaries
20New Mexico$98,502-15% 26 Salaries
21Kentucky$96,471-17% 26 Salaries
22Georgia$91,902-21% 55 Salaries
23Michigan$88,348-24% 43 Salaries
24Ohio$87,826-24% 69 Salaries
25Missouri$77,380-33% 30 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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