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Why the significant increases during the early stages of their careers? Junior developers typically change jobs more frequently. This gives them a chance to negotiate a higher market-related salary than the inflationary increases developers can expect if they stay with one company.
Depending on how quickly they progress, they might also fast-track their levelling up to a mid-level developer. Companies hiring developers at these career stages are more inclined to offer what might seem a significant increase because the salary range is still not that high.
Why does salary growth slow for senior developers? In addition to senior developers generally changing jobs less often than juniors, companies are less inclined to offer big increases on larger salaries.
Keep in mind
The data in this article is taken from OfferZen’s 2022 Netherlands report: State of the Software Developer Nation. In this article, ‘salary’ refers to the gross annual salary (before tax) provided by 510 survey respondents.
Average salaries are single data points and only one part of a bigger story. Many respondents may earn significantly more or significantly less than these averages. However, we hope to map underlying trends by mapping the average salaries for different experience levels.
These averages should not be used to estimate what your actual salary will or should be.
Salaries are dependent on the company size, industry, individual, perks and nature of work. These factors all influence the salary a company will offer to a prospective hire. In addition, most developers are “fluent” in several languages, which will affect the final figures.
- 2022 Netherlands report: State of the Software Developer Nation
- Underpaid? Here’s How to Make the Most Of Your Next Salary Conversation
- How to Negotiate a Job Offer That’s More Than Just the Money
- What It Takes To Be a Senior Developer in the Netherlands