How much software developers get paid in Orlando, FL - 2018 Edition

Orlando Devs is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit creating education and networking opportunities for software developers in Orlando, FL.

Ever since Orlando Devs started in 2015, smart and passionate members of our community have collaborated in their free time to produce an Annual Developer Salary Survey. The data and insights gained from these surveys are shared with the intent to empower local developer talent with information about developer pay in Orlando.

This year's survey was special to us in more ways than one. For starters, we received more responses than ever from local Central Florida developers! Another reason is that this year we reused all or most of the same questions from the previous year in an effort to create a benchmark for our annual survey. We are excited by the amount of insight we were able to gain from the responses.

Additionally, we look forward to the improvements planned for the survey in 2020. In an effort to better represent our entire developer community, we will be refactoring our survey to conform to changes seen in the developer market in recent years.

Preparing the survey questions, analyzing the data, producing the visualizations, and creating this post was no small feat. It wouldn't have been possible without everyone who contributed, including Matt Burgess, Sergio Cruz, Jorge Hernandez, Jacques Fu, Cassandra Wilcox, Emily Trosper, and probably others that we don't have the names of. We also thank the Orlando Developers community as a whole for always providing amazing feedback and support!

We hope you find the results of the Orlando Developers Salary useful. Enjoy! 🎉

Median Income and Growth

Compared to 2017, we found that median developer income (salaries including bonuses and overtime) increased 16% from $73,000 to $85,000 in our local market in 2018.

median-income median-income-by-language

Both 2017 and 2018 surveys show that female developers earn less than their male counterparts. And, results from the 2018 survey actually show an increase in the wage gap compared to 2017. Female developers that responded to our survey in 2018 make about $15,000 less than male developers who responded.

median income by gender


1 in 10 developers who responded to the 2018 Orlando Devs Salary Survey identified as female, slightly above other developer surveys like StackOverflow's 2018 Developer Survey which saw 6.9% female, and .9% from non-binary, genderqueer, or gender non-conforming responses.

responses by gender

Here we see a significant increase in Hispanic developers over the 2017 year. We also see a slight rise in Black or African developers. This chart makes us optimistic about diversity amongst our Orlando Devs, but this is one area we would love to see continued growth in diversity.

demographic by race


Here we notice a pretty good sign that the majority of developers are happy, with senior devs generally being the happiest. That trend continues to rise for beginner and mid-level developers.

Average Satisfaction

Additional Charts

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Primary Language Net Change in Language Share Remote Work Educational Background Median Salary Median Salary/ # of Devs Median Annual Salary(Local vs Remote)

Thanks again to everyone who contributed to the 2018 Orlando Developers Salary Survey. We are quite aware that there is lots of room to improve this survey in the future, and your feedback will help us make the data and insights we collect more relevant to everyone in our community. If you have questions about any of the data in this post, please let us know in a comment. If there is anything you’d like to see us change or add in the future, Let us know that as well! Thanks for supporting Orlando Devs!

Cassandra Wilcox

Cassandra is an JavaScript developer & instructor in Orlando, FL. She runs an app development company called Code Hangar and is a founding chapter leader of Girl Develop It Orlando. She likes to play music & write songs and recently developed a hot sauce addiction.

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