The average salary for a software developer in Austria is €57,000
The median salary for a software developer in Austria is estimated to be €61,000 with an average salary of €57,000. That’s €4,750 per month or €3065 per month after tax (35%).
Entry level software developers positions in Austria start at €44,000 per year. Experienced senior software developer positions can earn up to €75,000 per year. For more accurate salary estimates check out our salary calculator.
- Avg. developer salary €57,000
- Junior vs. Senior (€51,000 vs €62,000)
- After tax: €3000/mo (€37,000/year)
- Avg. Frontend €45,000
- Avg. Backend €45,000
- Avg. Fullstack €43,200
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Taxes in Austria 🇦🇹
Taxes are very high in Austria so it’s important to factor your tax bracket into salary calculations when asking for a raise or interviewing for a new position. If it’s an annual review or a promotion, small pay bumps are not going to make much of a difference. In your negotiations try to fight for an addition €10,000 (or more) per year.
As we go through salary by city, experience, role and technology refer to the Austria tax brackets (below) so that you can roughly estimate your monthly income after tax. Or you can open up a tax calculator. 🇦�
Austrian tax brackets:
Austrian Public Holidays in 2023
Salary by experience
It is very hard to estimate entry-level salary and senior salary ranges. For an entry level position there could be a pay difference of ~€10,000 depending on education and the company. Someone with a masters or Bachelors in Computer Science will probably get offers in the low 40s. A candidate who has a bootcamp certificate and is entering a startup might earn a starting salary in the mid-to-low 30s.
Senior developers in Austria also have a sliding pay scale. They can easily earn over €60,000 and upwards of €80,000 (if they are working for a growing startup or established company). For quick estimates see the chart below — please note that these are benchmark salaries that are generally lower for senior developers and higher for juniors. While it’s always important to not underestimate your worth, overestimating can also hamper your negotiations.
Salary by type and technology
There are a lot of different types of software developer. A backend developer in Austria will (on average) earn more than a fullstack or front end developer. Mobile and DevOps developers in Austria are earning the most.
Most desired developer skills:
Average salary by year
Let’s track salary data over time for the top developer roles (frontend, backend and fullstack). As you can see there is a generally upward trend in average salary, this data is based on the StackOverflow surveys (2017-2022).
Software developer frontend vs backend vs fullstack (EUR):
Average salary by city
These estimates are based on salary data from Glassdoor. Glassdoor has ‘Very High Confidence’ in these figures but you probably shouldn’t. Again, use these salaries as benchmarks. Apparently software developers in Linz are reporting the highest pay on average followed by Vienna (the capital) and Graz (second-biggest city). Interestingly, software developers working in Austria report lower salaries than those working just across the border in Germany.
Top Austrian companies
Austria is home to a lot of multinational companies. You can find Sony, IBM, and Microsoft offices in Vienna along with great Austrian companies like Redbull, KTM, and Voestalpine. The best companies to work for in Austria are not always going to be the best companies for developers. We’ve put together a few local companies that are hiring developers so you can get an overview of the expected pay.