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Highest Paying States for Applications Software Developers

The highest paying states 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 states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $126,140, Washington is the highest paying state for applications software developers. It is followed by California (average annual salary $118,220). 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 state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Applications Software Developers

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Washington
$126,140
$79,320 49,010
2 California
$118,220
$70,640 129,180
3 District of Columbia
$112,830
$74,130 2,330
4 Massachusetts
$106,970
$60,280 31,150
5 Virginia
$106,890
$59,090 34,790
6 New York
$106,770
$62,070 49,350
7 Texas
$104,500
$62,630 60,550
8 Colorado
$103,910
$64,730 25,450
9 Alaska
$100,920
$58,620 360
10 Delaware
$99,460
$59,330 3,470
11 Maryland
$99,390
$47,960 12,890
12 New Hampshire
$99,100
$61,240 4,950
13 Oregon
$97,380
$55,450 12,530
14 Connecticut
$97,030
$59,370 9,240
15 Illinois
$96,300
$60,830 26,180
16 New Jersey
$95,810
$63,700 42,050
17 Georgia
$95,590
$52,630 25,630
18 North Carolina
$95,100
$59,460 24,090
19 Missouri
$94,610
$58,960 13,510
20 Utah
$93,450
$50,940 9,700
21 Rhode Island
$92,790
$57,380 2,180
22 Pennsylvania
$92,260
$56,010 26,230
23 Nevada
$91,860
$56,740 2,440
24 Vermont
$91,720
$57,080 1,040
25 Minnesota
$90,620
$57,130 14,760
26 Alabama
$90,430
$53,280 5,500
27 Arizona
$90,330
$54,430 13,970
28 Ohio
$89,020
$54,560 33,330
29 Nebraska
$86,680
$54,940 4,920
30 Kansas
$85,540
$50,310 5,330
31 Florida
$85,110
$51,340 33,070
32 West Virginia
$84,870
$53,270 880
33 Mississippi
$84,380
$52,210 860
34 Iowa
$84,120
$51,500 6,900
35 Arkansas
$83,410
$50,860 2,120
36 Maine
$82,840
$54,110 1,630
37 Michigan
$82,770
$50,120 20,090
38 Tennessee
$82,740
$48,070 6,060
39 Virgin Islands
$82,630
$48,330 30
40 Oklahoma
$81,230
$46,090 4,320
41 Wisconsin
$81,160
$54,550 15,850
42 South Carolina
$81,140
$48,270 3,580
43 New Mexico
$80,900
$52,980 1,230
44 Hawaii
$79,940
$52,600 790
45 Idaho
$79,360
$47,570 2,240
46 Indiana
$78,220
$52,490 8,460
47 Kentucky
$77,520
$49,270 5,080
48 South Dakota
$75,560
$53,300 1,140
49 North Dakota
$73,710
$55,510 1,220
50 Montana
$73,550
$36,340 660
51 Louisiana
$73,370
$41,000 1,420
52 Wyoming
$64,200
$50,350 250
53 Puerto Rico
$53,750
$34,230 470
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