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
$65,200
25th Percentile Wage
$83,680
50th Percentile Wage
$108,220
75th Percentile Wage
$136,690
90th Percentile Wage
$164,660

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 $164,660. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $108,220. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid software developers and programmers is $65,200.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of software developers and programmers in the industry sector of manufacturing from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$108,220
-0.31% 11.23%
2016
$108,560
3.07% -
2015
$105,230
1.79% -
2014
$103,350
4.80% -
2013
$98,390
2.36% -
2012
$96,070
- -

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

The average salaries of software developers and programmers in 110 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 aerospace product and parts manufacturing industry with an annual salary $118,770. 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
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$118,770
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$117,530
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$116,750
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$115,410
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$113,740
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$111,010
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
$108,550
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
$106,590
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$106,250
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$105,840
Footwear Manufacturing
$105,690
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media
$102,430
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing
$100,550
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$99,050
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$96,940
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$96,930
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
$96,380
Chemical Manufacturing
$95,180
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$94,410
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$94,280
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$93,420
Chemical Manufacturing
$92,720
Hardware Manufacturing
$92,680
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$92,590
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
$92,550
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
$90,950
Machinery Manufacturing
$90,660
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$90,290
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing
$90,150
Machinery Manufacturing
$90,060
Animal Slaughtering and Processing
$89,890
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$89,640
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$89,370
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$89,280
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$89,280
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing
$89,100
Apparel Manufacturing
$89,030
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing
$88,480
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
$88,290
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
$87,980
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
$87,550
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel
$87,470
Tobacco Manufacturing
$87,170
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
$87,120
Household Appliance Manufacturing
$86,710
Other Food Manufacturing
$85,980
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$85,790
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$85,350
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$85,230
Chemical Manufacturing
$84,400
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$84,290
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$83,270
Foundries
$82,570
Fabric Mills
$82,480
Textile Furnishings Mills
$82,320
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
$82,040
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
$81,900
Plastics Product Manufacturing
$81,690
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
$81,310
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
$80,560
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$80,320
Food Manufacturing
$80,290
Paper Manufacturing
$80,220
Sawmills and Wood Preservation
$79,900
Textile Mills
$79,770
Rubber Product Manufacturing
$79,770
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
$79,640
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$79,500
Primary Metal Manufacturing
$79,500
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills
$79,400
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$79,380
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$78,290
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$77,750
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
$77,040
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
$76,000
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
$75,790
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing
$75,620
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
$75,440
Wood Product Manufacturing
$75,120
Dairy Product Manufacturing
$75,000
Forging and Stamping
$74,910
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
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
$73,750
Beverage Manufacturing
$73,640
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$73,450
Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing
$73,400
Textile Product Mills
$73,220
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$73,070
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities
$72,960
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$72,500
Other Wood Product Manufacturing
$72,250
Printing and Related Support Activities
$71,930
Printing and Related Support Activities
$71,930
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$71,700
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing
$71,250
Machine Shops
$70,500
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
$70,300
Animal Food Manufacturing
$69,820
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$69,620
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing
$69,500
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing
$68,000
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing
$67,320
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing
$66,870
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing
$65,480
Other Textile Product Mills
$62,810
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing
$62,760
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing
$62,080
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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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