Salary insights for a full stack developer in India

No wonder that diversified job opportunities, high growth rate, lucrative packages makes full stack developer as one of the most in demand jobs.

If you are a full stack developer who wondered:

  • What is my market worth?
  • Which city pays the most for my experience?
  • How much salary I should offer to hire a full stack developer?

This report is fed with real and live salary data from a sample of 50,000 users at CutShort. Our effort is to not only help you with your market worth but also with negotiating salaries and planning your professional future.

Salary comparison across different cities

As established earlier, the tech capital of India i.e. Bengaluru has no competition in mid and high level experience range. Pune offers least to entry level full stack developers and Delhi pays least to experienced professionals.

Salaries across 4 popular cities of India

Cities       |        Exp1 – 3 Yrs3 – 5 Yrs5 – 7 Yrs7 – 9 Yrs
Mumbai5.4 Lpa – 7.3 Lpa8.2 Lpa – 11.0 Lpa11.5 Lpa – 15.6 Lpa18.3 Lpa – 24.7 Lpa
Delhi (NCR)6.7 Lpa – 9.0 Lpa8.9 Lpa – 12.0 Lpa11.4 Lpa – 13.6 Lpa13.8 Lpa – 18.6 Lpa
Bengaluru5.2 Lpa – 7.0 Lpa10.0 Lpa – 13.5 Lpa12.8 Lpa – 17.3 Lpa22.3 Lpa – 30.1 Lpa
Pune4.2 Lpa – 5.7 Lpa7.0 Lpa – 9.5 Lpa11.6 Lpa – 15.7 Lpa15.6 Lpa – 21.2 Lpa


Mumbai:

Mumbai comes 3rd when it comes to paying full stack developers with experience less than 5 years. But for high experience professionals, Mumbai is just behind Bengaluru with average salary range of ₹18.3 Lpa- ₹24.7 Lpa for 7 to 9 years of work experience.

Average salary range for :

(0–2) years of experience: ₹3.7Lpa- ₹5Lpa

(4–6) years of experience: ₹6.8Lpa- ₹9.2Lpa

8+ years experience: ₹22Lpa

Salaries across experience levels in Mumbai:

Salaries for high experienced professionals looks to be at par with the cost of living in Mumbai. But for entry level professionals, looking at typical expenses in Mumbai, it’s quite low.

Delhi (NCR):

When it comes to Delhi, the average salary range for entry level and mid level full stack developers are highest in India. Surprisingly, the average salary range for high experienced full stack developers in Delhi is lowest among all 4 cities.

Average salary range for :

(0–2) years of experience: ₹5.4Lpa- ₹7.3Lpa

(4–6) years of experience: ₹8.1Lpa- ₹11.0Lpa

8+ years experience: ₹16Lpa

Salaries across experience levels in Delhi:

Salary patterns for full stack developers in Delhi are exactly opposite to what we observed in Mumbai. Average salary range for freshers is at par with the cost of living in Delhi. While for experienced professionals it’s quite low and salary growth rate actually decreases with increasing experience in Delhi.

Bengaluru (Bangalore):

For full stack developers, Bengaluru clearly emerged as the top paying city in India. While for freshers, Bengaluru is just behind Delhi with average salary range being ₹6.2 Lpa- ₹8.4 Lpa.

Bengaluru bags the top spot when it comes to paying mid level and high level experienced full stack developer.

Average salary range for :

(0–2) years of experience: ₹5.2Lpa- ₹7.0Lpa

(4–6) years of experience: ₹11.9Lpa- ₹16.1Lpa

8+ years experience: ₹26Lpa

Salaries across experience levels in Bengaluru:

Unlike Delhi & Mumbai, salaries offered in Bengaluru to full stack developers is at par with the cost of living in the city. While for all experience levels, Bengaluru offers highest salaries as compared to other cities.

Pune:

Average salary range of entry level full stack developers in Pune is lowest when compared to other cities. But for experienced professionals Pune bags 3rd spot with salaries offered higher than Delhi & lesser than Bengaluru & Mumbai.

Average salary for (0–2) years of experience in full stack: ₹2.7Lpa- ₹3.6Lpa

Average salary for (4–6) years of experience in full stack: ₹5.7Lpa- ₹7.8Lpa

Average salary for 8+ years experience in full stack: ₹18Lpa

Salaries across experience levels in Pune:

Salaries for entry level full stack developers are almost cut to cut with the cost of living in Pune. But for mid level & experienced professionals, it’s quite decent as cost of living in Pune is lowest amongst all.

Full Stack vs Frontend vs Backend salaries:

Clearly full stack developers get higher salaries at higher experience but at entry level & mid level Backend developers get higher salaries. While Frontend developers salaries remains flat low throughout all experience ranges.

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