Applications Software Developers Salary in Sector of Manufacturing

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

Average Annual Salary of Applications Software Developers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$67,750
25th Percentile Wage
$85,630
50th Percentile Wage
$109,070
75th Percentile Wage
$136,720
90th Percentile Wage
$164,350

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for applications software developers 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) applications software developers is $164,350. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $109,070. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid applications software developers is $67,750.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$109,070
1.64% 12.95%
2016
$107,280
2.80% -
2015
$104,280
2.23% -
2014
$101,950
4.76% -
2013
$97,100
2.22% -
2012
$94,940
- -

Compare Applications Software Developers Salary in Different Industries within the Manufacturing Sector

The average salaries of applications software developers in 87 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 applications software developers occupations is the aerospace product and parts manufacturing industry with an annual salary $121,680. The lowest paying industry is the cutlery and handtool manufacturing industry (annual salary $57,240). For detailed applications software developers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$121,680
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$120,850
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$116,780
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$116,590
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$113,510
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
$111,440
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
$110,040
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$107,020
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$106,980
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media
$106,690
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing
$103,670
Apparel Manufacturing
$103,000
Chemical Manufacturing
$102,050
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$101,760
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$101,760
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$101,610
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$101,600
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$101,030
Hardware Manufacturing
$100,220
Animal Slaughtering and Processing
$99,200
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$99,160
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$98,740
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$97,930
Plastics Product Manufacturing
$97,880
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$97,760
Chemical Manufacturing
$97,340
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing
$97,200
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
$97,010
Dairy Product Manufacturing
$96,710
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
$96,500
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
$96,150
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
$95,710
Paper Manufacturing
$95,200
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
$94,840
Household Appliance Manufacturing
$94,420
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$93,990
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$93,770
Machinery Manufacturing
$92,750
Machinery Manufacturing
$92,480
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$92,470
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
$92,080
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$92,030
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$91,700
Food Manufacturing
$91,480
Foundries
$91,130
Other Food Manufacturing
$90,840
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$90,290
Forging and Stamping
$90,100
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$89,010
Chemical Manufacturing
$88,670
Rubber Product Manufacturing
$88,490
Machine Shops
$88,160
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing
$87,980
Primary Metal Manufacturing
$87,970
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$87,080
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$87,050
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$86,880
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$86,810
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
$86,580
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing
$86,440
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing
$86,440
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
$86,060
Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing
$85,830
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
$85,530
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$84,890
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing
$84,740
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
$83,750
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
$82,560
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$82,230
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$81,210
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$80,970
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
$79,570
Printing and Related Support Activities
$79,110
Printing and Related Support Activities
$79,110
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$78,590
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
$78,080
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
$78,050
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$77,780
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$77,540
Other Textile Product Mills
$77,350
Textile Product Mills
$77,100
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
$74,440
Other Wood Product Manufacturing
$74,320
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$73,960
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing
$70,530
Wood Product Manufacturing
$69,020
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing
$57,240

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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