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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 $127,770, Washington is the highest paying state for applications software developers. It is followed by California (average annual salary $121,210). 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 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
$127,770
$79,480 51,540
2 California
$121,210
$70,800 141,870
3 District of Columbia
$116,680
$79,500 2,400
4 New York
$110,050
$64,260 49,190
5 Texas
$107,720
$65,630 67,850
6 Virginia
$106,500
$64,500 35,960
7 Massachusetts
$103,700
$62,350 28,590
8 Maryland
$103,290
$53,950 12,710
9 Colorado
$102,530
$62,940 27,210
10 Oregon
$101,510
$60,470 15,560
11 New Hampshire
$101,460
$62,320 5,930
12 Nevada
$101,040
$44,870 3,350
13 Alaska
$100,920
$58,620 340
14 New Jersey
$100,850
$65,740 43,760
15 Connecticut
$99,790
$64,730 10,500
16 Delaware
$98,870
$65,090 4,640
17 Georgia
$97,780
$55,740 27,040
18 North Carolina
$97,610
$61,710 26,430
19 Missouri
$94,760
$60,490 14,150
20 Arizona
$94,740
$56,350 14,970
21 Utah
$94,320
$53,970 9,930
22 Illinois
$93,510
$60,020 27,460
23 Vermont
$93,180
$61,490 860
24 Pennsylvania
$92,770
$57,800 27,420
25 Rhode Island
$91,250
$56,950 2,130
26 Minnesota
$90,200
$55,390 17,330
27 Alabama
$89,440
$52,150 5,540
28 Ohio
$89,200
$53,070 36,000
29 Florida
$88,030
$52,590 34,270
30 Tennessee
$87,890
$49,370 6,310
31 Michigan
$87,880
$53,760 25,940
32 South Carolina
$87,120
$53,510 4,620
33 Mississippi
$87,030
$53,780 740
34 Iowa
$86,830
$54,840 6,830
35 Kansas
$86,130
$48,360 5,440
36 Maine
$85,690
$56,600 1,680
37 Idaho
$85,680
$53,440 2,950
38 Nebraska
$85,510
$56,750 4,590
39 Oklahoma
$83,910
$52,060 4,050
40 Arkansas
$83,830
$51,360 3,690
41 Wisconsin
$82,790
$54,400 15,840
42 Virgin Islands
$82,630
$48,330 30
43 Indiana
$79,810
$53,730 9,040
44 West Virginia
$78,840
$40,140 1,200
45 Hawaii
$77,660
$53,780 760
46 New Mexico
$76,600
$23,900 1,200
47 Kentucky
$76,290
$45,020 5,200
48 Montana
$74,600
$30,890 850
49 South Dakota
$74,030
$52,380 980
50 Louisiana
$73,620
$44,090 1,160
51 North Dakota
$72,900
$53,460 950
52 Wyoming
$64,540
$46,930 250
53 Puerto Rico
$54,620
$29,650 260
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