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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 $132,250, Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado is the highest paying city for applications software developers. It is followed by San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California (average annual salary $129,540). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [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 Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$132,250
170
2 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$129,540
41,490
3 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$128,240
45,500
4 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$127,970
45,990
5 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$127,240
9,260
6 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$123,490
36,350
7 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$122,230
26,250
8 Vallejo-Fairfield, California
$116,700
220
9 Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, New Hampshire
$113,940
470
10 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$113,480
27,410
11 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$113,030
31,410
12 Bangor, Maine
$112,980
110
13 Fresno, California
$111,740
300
14 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$111,510
540
15 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$111,490
530
16 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, New Hampshire
$109,720
2,160
17 Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$109,370
40
18 Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area, Georgia
$108,190
70
19 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$107,930
30,760
20 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$107,760
21,110
21 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California
$107,740
180
22 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$107,430
25,440
23 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$107,240
16,180
24 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$107,030
21,920
25 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$106,990
2,210
26 Sherman-Denison, Texas
$106,910
n/a
27 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$106,710
39,970
28 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$106,570
10,350
29 Framingham, Massachusetts
$105,850
3,790
30 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$105,770
4,320
31 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$105,500
15,460
32 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$105,170
12,680
33 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$105,150
13,380
34 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$104,940
73,480
35 Napa, California
$104,890
40
36 Boulder, Colorado
$104,750
4,540
37 Colorado Springs, Colorado
$104,450
3,690
38 Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area, Virginia
$103,760
60
39 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$103,670
840
40 St Marys County, Maryland
$103,610
360
41 East Idaho nonmetropolitan area, Idaho
$103,090
180
42 Midland, Texas
$102,950
30
43 Worcester, Massachusetts
$102,950
1,120
44 Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$102,930
40
45 Chico, California
$102,900
220
46 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$102,880
4,240
47 Huntsville, Alabama
$102,690
2,790
48 Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, Massachusetts
$102,200
70
49 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$102,170
25,370
50 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$101,930
9,360
51 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, California
$101,890
370
52 Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area, New Hampshire
$101,830
280
53 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$101,700
3,710
54 Olympia, Washington
$101,350
370
55 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$101,020
11,800
56 Nashua, New Hampshire
$100,850
1,880
57 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$100,510
11,520
58 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, Washington
$100,240
310
59 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$100,200
17,790
60 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$100,060
4,600
61 Provo-Orem, Utah
$100,010
2,520
62 Wilmington, New Jersey
$99,990
3,340
63 Ithaca, New York
$99,950
270
64 Bremerton-Silverdale, Washington
$99,180
240
65 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, South Carolina
$99,090
7,480
66 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$98,810
4,200
67 Columbus, Georgia
$98,190
640
68 St Louis, Missouri
$97,940
6,550
69 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$97,910
12,550
70 Winchester, West Virginia
$97,840
70
71 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$97,680
2,800
72 Mount Vernon-Anacortes, Washington
$97,600
60
73 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$97,530
20,570
74 Richmond, Virginia
$97,460
4,460
75 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$97,300
23,960
76 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$97,180
22,690
77 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Florida
$96,950
2,090
78 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$96,420
2,650
79 Peabody, Massachusetts
$96,340
270
80 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$96,010
4,350
81 Sussex County, Delaware
$95,820
60
82 Tacoma, Washington
$95,700
480
83 New Haven, Connecticut
$95,660
1,260
84 Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
$95,530
8,610
85 Winston-Salem, North Carolina
$95,470
600
86 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$95,450
5,280
87 Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$95,050
3,880
88 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$94,990
6,890
89 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$94,980
1,660
90 Columbus, Ohio
$94,960
11,860
91 Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, Florida
$94,840
440
92 Springfield, Massachusetts
$94,430
800
93 Charlottesville, Virginia
$94,220
720
94 Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, Texas
$94,070
160
95 Hagerstown-Martinsburg, West Virginia
$94,010
260
96 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida
$93,980
1,810
97 Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$93,780
190
98 Corpus Christi, Texas
$93,770
50
99 Jackson, Mississippi
$93,690
380
100 Salt Lake City, Utah
$93,660
5,710
See also: Highest paying industries for applications software developers.