Python Developer Salaries


The In-Depth Annual Guide to Python Developer Salaries

In the United States, the average annual salary for a Python developer  is $121,071. The majority of these professionals earn between $97,500 and $139,000, representing the 25th to 75th percentiles. Notably, those in the top 10% of the pay scale earn as much as $148,500 annually.

Unmasking the Average Annual Salary for Python Developers

For Python developers, salary estimates vary significantly across different job platforms. ZipRecruiter and tend to offer higher salary estimates for all experience levels compared to other platforms. Glassdoor provides competitive estimates for senior developers, but its figures for junior and mid-level roles fall in the middle range.

Indeed stands out with a significantly higher estimate for senior developers compared to its counterparts. consistently gives the lower estimates for senior developers and remains in the mid-range for other roles.

Annual Earnings of Python Developers Country-Wise

CountryAverage Annual Salary (USD)
United States$121,071
United Kingdom$84,051

Among the countries listed, Python developers in the United States earn the highest average annual salary. Western European nations such as Switzerland, Germany, and the Netherlands offer competitive salaries, with Switzerland being the leading country in Europe. 

On the other hand, Eastern European countries like Poland and Ukraine have significantly lower average salaries for Python developers. Australia’s average is also noteworthy, closely following the U.S. Meanwhile, the average salary in India is the lowest among the countries mentioned.

How Developer Salaries Stack Up Across Top Programming Languages

Programming LanguageAverage Annual Salary (USD)
JavaScript$94,000 - $140,000
Java$99,000 - $131,000
PHP$91,500 - $120,500
C#$76,500 - $122,500
Swift$105,500 - $143,000
Golang$104,000 - $147,000
HTML/CSS$122,500 - $127,500
TypeScript$110,000 - $133,700
Kotlin$105,000 - $142,000
SQL$76,000 - $116,000
R$120,000 - $160,500

When comparing average annual salaries across various programming languages, R developers appear to command the highest potential earnings, closely followed by Golang. Languages like JavaScript, Python, Swift, Kotlin, and TypeScript also tend to offer competitive salary ranges that lean towards the higher end. On the other hand, languages like PHP, C#, and SQL have a broader range but can potentially offer lower salaries at the starting scale. Interestingly, HTML/CSS have a narrower salary range that leans higher than some of the other languages.

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