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Highest Paying States for Systems Software Developers

The highest paying states 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 states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $125,810, California is the highest paying state for systems software developers. It is followed by Delaware (average annual salary $116,760). 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 state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Systems Software Developers

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 California
$125,810
$78,690 90,290
2 Delaware
$116,760
$86,430 680
3 Virginia
$115,880
$71,730 24,950
4 Maryland
$115,050
$59,130 15,640
5 Washington
$114,100
$71,130 13,960
6 New Hampshire
$113,900
$72,570 1,410
7 Colorado
$113,520
$77,690 13,650
8 Massachusetts
$113,480
$70,040 27,630
9 New Jersey
$110,520
$68,580 11,390
10 North Carolina
$108,270
$71,490 8,260
11 New York
$107,790
$63,480 19,020
12 District of Columbia
$107,690
$63,940 3,040
13 Rhode Island
$105,470
$72,990 1,110
14 Texas
$103,340
$62,270 30,850
15 Minnesota
$102,840
$68,190 8,990
16 Illinois
$102,050
$65,790 12,570
17 New Mexico
$101,510
$67,330 1,780
18 Connecticut
$101,080
$65,370 4,790
19 Oregon
$100,110
$67,040 3,470
20 Vermont
$99,550
$56,590 880
21 Missouri
$98,910
$59,610 4,430
22 Idaho
$98,540
$38,540 1,240
23 Utah
$98,160
$60,150 3,890
24 Arizona
$97,730
$56,580 11,430
25 Florida
$96,150
$55,540 15,520
26 Georgia
$96,040
$59,180 13,660
27 Kansas
$96,000
$64,420 2,850
28 Alabama
$95,270
$63,490 4,000
29 Pennsylvania
$95,010
$62,800 10,010
30 Ohio
$94,310
$62,470 5,650
31 Hawaii
$91,270
$63,460 730
32 Iowa
$88,460
$56,340 2,430
33 Alaska
$87,590
$65,570 120
34 Maine
$87,540
$54,680 310
35 Nevada
$86,810
$56,560 890
36 South Dakota
$85,830
$56,610 490
37 Nebraska
$85,080
$51,390 2,180
38 Kentucky
$84,750
$54,340 1,960
39 Michigan
$84,300
$47,990 12,040
40 Wisconsin
$84,190
$57,070 3,650
41 Tennessee
$83,130
$55,070 3,980
42 Wyoming
$79,900
$52,230 70
43 South Carolina
$79,230
$46,450 2,530
44 Indiana
$77,870
$49,520 3,540
45 Montana
$76,560
$44,880 450
46 Mississippi
$76,330
$46,830 850
47 Oklahoma
$74,420
$45,070 2,260
48 West Virginia
$73,370
$41,410 580
49 Arkansas
$69,720
$43,900 1,020
50 Louisiana
$69,480
$40,740 1,180
51 Puerto Rico
$64,030
$35,870 570
52 North Dakota
$60,140
$49,950 580
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