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Highest Paying Cities for Systems Software Developers

The top 100 highest paying cities for systems 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 systems software developers in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $171,150, Jacksonville, North Carolina is the highest paying city for systems software developers. It is followed by San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California (average annual salary $139,960). 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 systems software developers in a specific city, use the links in the table.

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

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Jacksonville, North Carolina
$171,150
n/a
2 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$139,960
24,070
3 Nashua, New Hampshire
$137,540
780
4 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$136,150
11,200
5 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$134,000
16,260
6 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$129,020
4,690
7 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, New Hampshire
$123,910
3,560
8 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$123,520
22,780
9 San Rafael, USA
$123,500
370
10 Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area, Virginia
$123,420
60
11 Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, USA
$122,770
1,220
12 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$122,630
26,640
13 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$122,180
14,610
14 Amarillo, Texas
$122,140
40
15 Anchorage, Alaska
$120,980
100
16 New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA
$120,340
15,530
17 Wilmington, New Jersey
$119,700
940
18 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$119,550
13,080
19 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$119,300
13,350
20 Merced, California
$118,930
n/a
21 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, USA
$118,580
22,730
22 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$118,370
7,990
23 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$118,310
21,570
24 Boulder, Colorado
$118,180
1,700
25 Medford, Oregon
$117,870
30
26 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$117,090
17,290
27 Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, USA
$116,900
3,870
28 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$116,840
370
29 Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, New Hampshire
$116,820
100
30 Taunton-Norton-Raynham, Massachusetts
$116,240
210
31 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$115,400
1,890
32 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$115,220
7,620
33 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$115,170
2,480
34 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$115,130
8,560
35 Peabody, Massachusetts
$115,030
210
36 Colorado Springs, Colorado
$114,980
2,040
37 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$114,820
6,250
38 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$114,660
6,110
39 Idaho Falls, Idaho
$114,510
140
40 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$114,320
25,770
41 Dutchess County-Putnam County, USA
$114,280
120
42 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$114,250
1,380
43 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$113,880
1,070
44 Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, Massachusetts
$113,690
60
45 Camden, New Jersey
$113,620
1,090
46 Salisbury, Maryland
$113,190
60
47 Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, USA
$112,710
8,110
48 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$112,710
2,950
49 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$112,520
17,320
50 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$112,460
710
51 Staunton-Waynesboro, USA
$112,400
40
52 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, South Carolina
$112,320
3,470
53 Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, Pennsylvania
$111,940
50
54 St Marys County, Maryland
$111,760
530
55 Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, Florida
$111,470
540
56 California-Lexington Park, USA
$111,060
750
57 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$110,830
5,540
58 Vallejo-Fairfield, California
$110,310
120
59 Manchester, New Hampshire
$110,300
100
60 Framingham, Massachusetts
$110,240
3,330
61 Utica-Rome, New York
$110,210
330
62 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$110,120
11,140
63 Chico, California
$110,020
40
64 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida
$109,860
2,420
65 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$109,730
1,230
66 Waco, Texas
$109,390
60
67 Portsmouth, New Hampshire
$109,220
80
68 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$108,900
990
69 Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area, Vermont
$108,790
60
70 Stockton, California
$108,730
50
71 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$108,590
9,900
72 Holland-Grand Haven, Michigan
$108,510
40
73 Coeur dAlene, Idaho
$107,980
70
74 Fort Wayne, Indiana
$107,590
520
75 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$107,550
2,260
76 Hinesville-Fort Stewart, Georgia
$107,430
n/a
77 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$107,270
8,000
78 Elgin, USA
$106,830
160
79 Winston-Salem, North Carolina
$106,600
130
80 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$106,530
8,240
81 Pittsfield, Massachusetts
$106,270
340
82 Huntsville, Alabama
$106,200
2,180
83 Fort Collins-Loveland, Colorado
$106,030
1,590
84 Barnstable Town, Massachusetts
$105,730
60
85 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$105,630
12,880
86 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$105,420
1,600
87 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$105,330
1,650
88 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$104,920
11,600
89 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$104,890
170
90 Tucson, Arizona
$104,750
3,140
91 Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$104,730
1,790
92 Binghamton, New York
$104,730
470
93 Greensboro-High Point, North Carolina
$104,620
200
94 North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$104,530
110
95 Lynchburg, Virginia
$104,300
250
96 Tacoma, Washington
$104,080
270
97 Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$103,950
30
98 Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, USA
$103,840
5,060
99 Warner Robins, Georgia
$103,800
140
100 Salt Lake City, Utah
$103,680
3,360
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