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
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

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

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
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
Footwear Manufacturing
Other Food Manufacturing
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
Chemical Manufacturing
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing
Hardware Manufacturing
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
Tobacco Manufacturing
Machinery Manufacturing
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
Fabric Mills
Plastics Product Manufacturing
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Food Manufacturing
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
Sawmills and Wood Preservation
Rubber Product Manufacturing
Paper Manufacturing
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
Animal Slaughtering and Processing
Apparel Manufacturing
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
Dairy Product Manufacturing
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
Beverage Manufacturing
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
Forging and Stamping
Primary Metal Manufacturing
Household Appliance Manufacturing
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
Textile Mills
Textile Furnishings Mills
Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing
Printing and Related Support Activities
Printing and Related Support Activities
Textile Product Mills
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
Other Textile Product Mills
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills
Wood Product Manufacturing
Machine Shops
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing
Other Wood Product Manufacturing
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing

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


Highest paying industries for software developers and programmers.