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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 $143,770). 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 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
$143,770
28,670
3 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$134,350
12,200
4 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$132,430
18,810
5 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$129,640
6,250
6 Nashua, New Hampshire
$129,120
730
7 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, New Hampshire
$125,140
3,260
8 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$124,840
350
9 Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area, Virginia
$123,420
60
10 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$122,350
8,050
11 Taunton-Norton-Raynham, Massachusetts
$121,190
170
12 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$119,840
22,850
13 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$119,030
27,400
14 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$118,550
13,580
15 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$117,090
17,290
16 Wilmington, New Jersey
$116,600
1,560
17 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$116,570
12,170
18 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$116,530
2,490
19 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$116,280
12,470
20 Boulder, Colorado
$115,880
1,600
21 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$115,860
3,330
22 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$115,730
8,280
23 Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area, Vermont
$115,140
60
24 Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, Massachusetts
$115,090
60
25 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$114,990
26,880
26 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$114,660
6,110
27 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$114,260
18,450
28 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$114,150
8,680
29 Peabody, Massachusetts
$113,970
110
30 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$113,600
230
31 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$113,530
22,410
32 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, South Carolina
$113,440
3,520
33 Colorado Springs, Colorado
$112,980
2,360
34 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$112,790
1,110
35 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$112,270
2,020
36 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$112,220
1,400
37 St Marys County, Maryland
$111,760
530
38 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California
$111,260
250
39 Manchester, New Hampshire
$110,980
150
40 Vallejo-Fairfield, California
$110,560
120
41 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$110,370
820
42 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida
$110,240
2,230
43 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$110,120
11,140
44 Framingham, Massachusetts
$109,740
3,760
45 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$109,730
1,230
46 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$109,270
6,810
47 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$109,170
920
48 Portsmouth, New Hampshire
$108,780
110
49 Fort Wayne, Indiana
$108,540
570
50 Holland-Grand Haven, Michigan
$108,510
40
51 Coeur dAlene, Idaho
$107,980
70
52 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$107,690
1,220
53 Utica-Rome, New York
$107,320
220
54 Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, Florida
$107,120
360
55 Syracuse, New York
$106,810
680
56 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$106,780
820
57 Fort Collins-Loveland, Colorado
$106,030
1,590
58 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$105,970
12,680
59 Winston-Salem, North Carolina
$105,950
130
60 Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
$105,360
2,220
61 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$105,350
7,490
62 Waco, Texas
$105,060
160
63 Camden, New Jersey
$104,570
1,050
64 Huntsville, Alabama
$104,410
2,180
65 Upper Eastern Shore nonmetropolitan area, Maryland
$104,380
70
66 Binghamton, New York
$104,330
430
67 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$104,200
8,920
68 Fresno, California
$104,090
160
69 Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$103,950
80
70 Amarillo, Texas
$103,890
110
71 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$103,780
10,190
72 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$103,660
1,990
73 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$103,410
11,380
74 Pittsfield, Massachusetts
$103,360
340
75 Albuquerque, New Mexico
$103,320
1,110
76 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, California
$103,320
340
77 Columbus, Ohio
$103,050
1,840
78 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$102,990
1,700
79 Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, Texas
$102,800
80
80 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
$102,700
2,960
81 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$102,320
9,930
82 Salinas, California
$102,210
150
83 Corvallis, Oregon
$102,010
270
84 St Louis, Missouri
$102,000
2,570
85 Odessa, Texas
$101,410
60
86 Morgantown, West Virginia
$101,390
80
87 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$101,290
3,240
88 Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
$100,560
150
89 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$100,490
4,520
90 Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, New Hampshire
$100,360
280
91 Norwich-New London, Rhode Island
$100,140
340
92 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania
$100,120
320
93 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$99,870
3,480
94 Waterbury, Connecticut
$99,770
40
95 Jacksonville, Florida
$99,710
1,410
96 Ogden-Clearfield, Utah
$99,220
390
97 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
$98,890
2,300
98 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$98,570
6,870
99 Longview, Texas
$98,430
70
100 Salt Lake City, Utah
$98,230
2,850
See also: Highest paying industries for systems software developers.