Salesforce DeveloperSample Job Descriptions, Salaries, and Interview Questions

Salesforce developers use the powerful CRM platform, Salesforce, to manage a broad range of duties. By meeting with department heads and project managers, they can develop strategies and implement tailored software solutions for companies on an enterprise scale.

These developers can create and maintain functional apps and software for both internal staff and external customers. Further, they’ll integrate third-party suites, and native software already used by the company. 

While a degree isn’t necessarily required to perform this job, a thorough understanding of the CRM, along with web services, object-oriented development, JSON, XML, as well as Agile methodologies is. Certification in relation to Salesforce, or any languages or frameworks used is a plus. Having the soft skills to lead, participate, or meaningfully contribute to meetings is beneficial in this role, along with an analytical mindset and logical problem-solving abilities.

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Average salary and compensation

The average salary for a Salesforce developer is $105,300 per year in the United States, with a potential for cash bonuses per year. Position salary will vary depending on the level of experience, education, industry, and geographical location.

LocationSalary LowSalary High
Phoenix, Arizona$104,700$141,650
Los Angeles, California$118,100$159,800
Denver, Colorado$98,450$133,200
Washington, DC$119,900$162,250
Miami, Florida$98,000$132,550
Orlando, Florida$90,400$122,300
Tampa, Florida$91,250$123,500
Atlanta, Georgia$95,750$129,550
Chicago, Illinois$110,050$148,900
Boston, Massachusetts$119,000$161,050
Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota$94,850$128,350
New York City, New York$125,300$169,500
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania$102,000$138,000
Dallas, Texas$99,350$134,400
Houston, Texas$98,900$133,800
Seattle, Washington$114,550$155,000
National Average$89,500$121,050

Sample interview questions

  • Can you describe the difference between a role and profile?
  • What are the three types of object relationships in Salesforce?
  • What is SOQL for?
  • What is Programmatic and Declarative development?
  • Describe the process from Sandbox to Production.
  • How would a Release work?
  • Can you describe Apex?
  • What kind of options exist for Apex Triggers?
  • How would you decide when to use Apex over Workflow rules or Process Builder?
  • Can you describe a few examples of Governor Limits?
  • What are some Apex best practices?
  • What is Visualforce?
  • What’s a Lightning Component?
  • What’s LMS?
  • Can you describe Salesforce Flow?
  • How are sharking rules used in Salesforce?
  • What’s a roll-up summary field, and where can you use it?
  • What’s OAuth?
  • What’s a Connected App?
  • Can you give an example of a Salesforce API and its usage?
  • What was your most frustrating project? How did you overcome it, and what was learned?
  • Would you consider yourself a good communicator?
  • Would you consider yourself a good teammate?
  • Can you provide an example of good time management pertaining to this role?

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