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What is the Average Python Developer Salary?

Last updated on Nov 26,2019 2.1K 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, you will learn what the market offers to Python Developers.

Before moving on, let’s take a look at all the topics discussed in this article:

So let’s get started. :)

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 are to write effective code for backend components, test and debug programs, create applications that can be integrated with the present ones, etc. The current salary trend of these developers has also remarkably increased, but before taking a look at that, here is a survey that reasons out why Python developers are heavily paid.

Pythons popularity in 2019 is 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. Take a look at the image below:

python popularity2019- Python Developer Salary-Edureka
Source: GitHub

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

Python Developer Job Trends: 

Increase in Popularity is directly proportional to the rise in the job market. Python developers are in great demand all over the world. In August 2019, Indeed shows about 69K openings for a Python developer. NY city has the most number of jobs postings for Python Developers followed by Chicago and San Francisco.

Average Python Developer Salary:

The salaries of Python developers depends on various other factors such as the experience, location, skillset, etc.

Experience:

The pay scale varies on the basis of experience. In India, an entry-level developer may earn a minimum of 2.4L p.a. The upper limit, however, depends on the organization and the skill set possessed by the 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 2019.

INDIA:

 

entry level1-Python developer salary-Edureka

USA:

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:

INDIA:

entry levelindeed-Python developer salary-Edureka

USA:

Source: Indeed

At the Senior Python Developer level, these developers are likely to earn about 800K+ on an 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:

experienced developer salary-Edureka

Source: PayScale 

Location:

Salaries of Python developers also varies 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
California$122K1.9K+
New York$121K800+
Washington$116K200+
Virginia$115K800+
Maryland$112K500+

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 best locations for Python Developers in India.

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

Source: PayScale

Skillset:

Having knowledge of Python along with other skills proofs 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 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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