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

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 $161,280. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $107,280. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid applications software developers is $66,840.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth

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

The average salaries of applications software developers in 64 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 $121,560. 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
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
Chemical Manufacturing
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media
Dairy Product Manufacturing
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
Plastics Product Manufacturing
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
Rubber Product Manufacturing
Machinery Manufacturing
Food Manufacturing
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing
Paper Manufacturing
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing
Primary Metal Manufacturing
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
Printing and Related Support Activities
Printing and Related Support Activities
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
Wood Product Manufacturing
Other Wood Product Manufacturing
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
Cutlery and Handtool 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].


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