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What is the Average Python Developer Salary?

Last updated on Jan 09,2023 9K Views

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Python scales new heights with every passing day and for many reasons. ‘Python‘ has swallowed its competitors thereby raising the demand for Python Certification all over the world. In this article on `Python Developer Salary`, we will show you what this market has to offer to Python Developers.

But before we move on, let’s take a look at the topics discussed in this article:

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Who is a Python Developer?

A Python developer is someone who designs, programs, and delivers software applications using Python. Some of the most important responsibilities of a Python Developer consist of writing effective code for backend components, testing, and debugging programs, and creating applications that can be integrated with the present ones, etc.  The current salary trend of these developers has also increased remarkably, but before taking a look at that, here is a survey that points out why Python developers are paid impressive salaries.

Python’s popularity in 2022-23 has been record-breaking. According to Stackoverflow, Python has emerged as the most questioned language leaving behind its fierce competitor, JavaScript. GitHub grants Python the top slot in the race for popularity. It’s the same with Tiobes’ ranking of top programming languages where Python ranks #1. Take a look at the image below:

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Source: GitHub

As you can see, Python has topped the list with a 28.73% share in popularity and has a massive increase of 4.5%. This is a huge number and a great success for Python. In the last five years, Python  had more than 18.2% growth while Java, on the other hand, has fallen drastically to Python.

Python Developer Job Trends: 

Python’s increase in Popularity is directly proportional to its rise in the job market. Python developers are in great demand all over the world. In December 2022, Indeed showed about 69K openings for a Python developer. NY city had the most number of job postings for Python Developers followed by Chicago and San Francisco.

Average Python Developer Salary:

 The average Python developer’s salary depends on various other factors such as the developer’s experience, location, skillset, etc.


The pay scale for Python developer salaries varies on the basis of experience. In India, an entry-level developer may earn a minimum of 2.4L p.a. The upper limit of the salary, however, depends on the organization and the skill set possessed by the Python developer. On average, an entry-level Python developer earns about Rs500K (INR) in India and $88K in the US per year according to a survey carried out by PayScale till June 2022.



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entry levelus-Python developer salary-EdurekaSource: PayScale 

In another survey conducted by Indeed, the average salary is about 510K. Take a look at the images below:


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Source: Indeed

With respect to senior Python developer salaries, these developers are likely to earn about 800K+ on average after an experience of about 1-4 years. The biggest leap in salaries is seen after the senior level for software developers. To give you a clear idea about this, here is an image taken from PayScale:

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Source: PayScale 


Python developers’ salaries also vary geographically. In the US, the best location for a Python Developer seems to be California having an average of  $122K per year. Here are the top five locations for Python Developers in the USA.

LocationAverage SalaryNo. of Jobs posted monthly
New York$121K800+

Source: Gooroo

When it comes to India, the best location for a software developer with Python Skills is Gurgaon, Haryana having an average pay scale of Rs 731K+ per year. Take a look at the top five locations with the best Python Developer salary in India.

LocationAverage Salary
GurgaonRs 734K
BangaloreRs 664K
New DelhiRs 591K
PuneRs 545K
MumbaiRs 545K

Source: PayScale


Having knowledge of Python along with other skills proves to be a very crucial factor influencing Python Developer Salary. The most in-demand skills preferred along with Python are AWS and Django. Here is an image of a  survey carried out by CV Compiler that displays the top 10 skills a Python Developer needs to possess.

Skillset-Python developer salary-Edureka

Source: CV Compiler

According to PayScale, the average entry-level Python Developer Salary for having knowledge of Django is Rs 600K (INR) which is much higher compared to the average seen earlier in this article.

Python django developer salary-Edureka

Source: PayScale

This brings us to the end of this article on Python Developer Salary. I hope you have understood everything clearly.

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What is the Average Python Developer Salary?