Software Developers and Programmers Salary in Sector of Manufacturing

The salary statistics of software developers and programmers in the industry sector of manufacturing are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare software developers and programmers salaries in different industries within the manufacturing sector.

Average Annual Salary of Software Developers and Programmers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$64,410
25th Percentile Wage
$82,940
50th Percentile Wage
$108,560
75th Percentile Wage
$135,510
90th Percentile Wage
$166,790

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for software developers and programmers in the industry sector of manufacturing. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) software developers and programmers is $166,790. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $108,560. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid software developers and programmers is $64,410.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of software developers and programmers in the industry sector of manufacturing from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016108,5603.07%11.51%
2015105,2301.79%-
2014103,3504.80%-
201398,3902.36%-
201296,070--

Compare Software Developers and Programmers Salary in Different Industries within the Manufacturing Sector

The average salaries of software developers and programmers in 99 industries in the manufacturing sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for software developers and programmers occupations is the computer and peripheral equipment manufacturing industry with an annual salary $121,980. The lowest paying industry is the wood kitchen cabinet and countertop manufacturing industry (annual salary $60,370). For detailed software developers and programmers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$121,980
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$118,770
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$116,010
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$114,240
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$112,290
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$109,630
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
$109,610
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$104,340
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$103,740
Footwear Manufacturing
$101,590
Other Food Manufacturing
$100,150
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$99,520
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media
$99,400
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$99,230
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$96,930
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$95,130
Chemical Manufacturing
$94,350
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$94,280
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing
$94,210
Hardware Manufacturing
$92,680
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$92,650
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
$92,550
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
$92,110
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$90,290
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$89,370
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
$88,290
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$88,190
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$88,190
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$88,060
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
$87,550
Tobacco Manufacturing
$87,170
Machinery Manufacturing
$86,930
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing
$86,060
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
$86,020
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$85,350
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
$85,040
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$84,290
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing
$83,910
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$83,880
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$83,490
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$83,270
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$83,260
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$83,090
Fabric Mills
$81,800
Plastics Product Manufacturing
$81,210
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$81,060
Food Manufacturing
$80,930
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
$80,890
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
$80,880
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
$80,410
Sawmills and Wood Preservation
$79,900
Rubber Product Manufacturing
$79,650
Paper Manufacturing
$79,120
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing
$78,530
Foundries
$77,790
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$77,750
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
$77,170
Animal Slaughtering and Processing
$77,040
Apparel Manufacturing
$76,810
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
$76,150
Dairy Product Manufacturing
$76,090
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing
$75,620
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$75,580
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
$75,440
Beverage Manufacturing
$75,190
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$74,980
Forging and Stamping
$74,910
Primary Metal Manufacturing
$74,860
Household Appliance Manufacturing
$74,860
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing
$74,610
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
$74,310
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$74,270
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
$74,160
Textile Mills
$74,160
Textile Furnishings Mills
$73,440
Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing
$73,400
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$72,380
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
$72,010
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
$71,790
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing
$71,250
Printing and Related Support Activities
$71,180
Printing and Related Support Activities
$71,180
Textile Product Mills
$71,100
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
$70,300
Other Textile Product Mills
$70,000
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing
$69,500
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities
$68,690
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing
$68,000
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$67,640
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing
$66,870
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills
$66,670
Wood Product Manufacturing
$65,940
Machine Shops
$65,690
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing
$65,480
Other Wood Product Manufacturing
$64,110
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing
$62,760
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing
$62,080
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing
$61,620
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing
$60,370

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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