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Highest Paying Cities for Applications Software Developers

The top 100 highest paying cities for applications software developers (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of applications software developers in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $138,040, San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California is the highest paying city for applications software developers. It is followed by San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California (average annual salary $133,390). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of applications software developers in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Applications Software Developers

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$138,040
30,120
2 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$133,390
40,910
3 Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$132,250
190
4 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$129,820
47,920
5 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$129,470
48,510
6 Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area, Wisconsin
$128,490
30
7 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$127,210
48,750
8 Dutchess County-Putnam County, USA
$123,650
620
9 Taunton-Norton-Raynham, Massachusetts
$122,890
80
10 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$122,080
10,010
11 Napa, California
$120,980
40
12 Lawrence, Kansas
$120,810
110
13 San Rafael, USA
$120,410
780
14 Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, USA
$117,680
3,630
15 Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, USA
$117,090
10,070
16 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California
$115,350
190
17 Vallejo-Fairfield, California
$115,120
170
18 East Idaho nonmetropolitan area, Idaho
$114,730
180
19 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$114,130
32,450
20 Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, USA
$113,950
40
21 Framingham, Massachusetts
$113,670
3,170
22 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$113,620
28,820
23 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$113,570
2,620
24 Bloomington, Indiana
$113,060
160
25 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$112,740
550
26 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, USA
$112,470
27,050
27 New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA
$111,690
57,910
28 Chico, California
$111,340
260
29 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$110,900
73,510
30 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$110,550
26,100
31 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$110,090
30,200
32 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$110,070
11,390
33 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$109,960
16,970
34 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, New Hampshire
$109,720
2,060
35 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$109,430
14,430
36 Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area, Vermont
$108,910
110
37 Gettysburg, USA
$108,780
30
38 Nashua, New Hampshire
$108,610
2,310
39 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$108,320
580
40 Wichita Falls, Texas
$107,810
n/a
41 Colorado Springs, Colorado
$107,660
3,300
42 Battle Creek, Michigan
$107,620
100
43 Sherman-Denison, Texas
$107,510
40
44 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$107,330
13,680
45 Upper Eastern Shore nonmetropolitan area, Maryland
$107,250
110
46 California-Lexington Park, USA
$107,000
290
47 Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$106,900
80
48 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$106,710
39,970
49 Southwestern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area, New Hampshire
$106,710
130
50 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$106,640
2,530
51 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$106,590
13,550
52 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$106,560
880
53 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$106,440
10,730
54 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$106,300
4,100
55 Rome, Georgia
$105,910
70
56 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$105,160
30,760
57 Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, New Hampshire
$105,010
110
58 New Bern, USA
$104,400
50
59 Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, New Hampshire
$104,210
480
60 Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, USA
$103,930
8,630
61 Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area, Virginia
$103,760
90
62 Mount Vernon-Anacortes, Washington
$103,700
60
63 St Marys County, Maryland
$103,610
360
64 Worcester, Massachusetts
$103,410
960
65 Grants Pass, USA
$103,230
60
66 Bloomsburg-Berwick, USA
$103,080
180
67 Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$102,930
40
68 Boulder, Colorado
$102,910
4,980
69 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$102,880
4,240
70 Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana
$102,370
80
71 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, South Carolina
$102,280
9,300
72 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$102,220
3,600
73 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$102,170
25,370
74 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$102,160
17,030
75 Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area, Virginia
$102,100
130
76 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$101,930
9,360
77 Midland, Texas
$101,530
40
78 Olympia, Washington
$101,510
270
79 Northern Utah nonmetropolitan area, Utah
$101,370
90
80 Columbus, Georgia
$101,270
780
81 Peabody, Massachusetts
$101,240
280
82 Lynchburg, Virginia
$101,210
260
83 Brownsville-Harlingen, Texas
$100,830
70
84 Longview, Texas
$100,650
110
85 Fresno, California
$100,570
240
86 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$100,560
20,290
87 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$100,470
4,350
88 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$100,360
19,880
89 Tacoma, Washington
$99,890
590
90 Huntsville, Alabama
$99,570
2,780
91 Laredo, Texas
$99,530
30
92 Hammond, USA
$99,430
30
93 Wilmington, New Jersey
$99,400
4,590
94 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$99,150
5,360
95 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$99,080
4,940
96 St Louis, Missouri
$98,960
7,680
97 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$98,910
23,870
98 Bellingham, Washington
$98,890
310
99 Bremerton-Silverdale, Washington
$98,860
300
100 Visalia-Porterville, California
$98,560
100
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