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
$66,840
25th Percentile Wage
$83,660
50th Percentile Wage
$107,280
75th Percentile Wage
$131,840
90th Percentile Wage
$161,280

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
2016107,2802.80%11.50%
2015104,2802.23%-
2014101,9504.76%-
201397,1002.22%-
201294,940--

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
$121,560
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$118,090
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$117,800
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
$115,750
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$114,850
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$110,960
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$110,670
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$109,200
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$104,900
Chemical Manufacturing
$102,490
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$102,430
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media
$100,890
Dairy Product Manufacturing
$100,730
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$99,460
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$99,160
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$99,050
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$99,050
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$97,760
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$96,620
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
$96,500
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
$95,710
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$93,770
Plastics Product Manufacturing
$93,020
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
$92,930
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$92,920
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$92,470
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
$92,290
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$90,570
Rubber Product Manufacturing
$89,340
Machinery Manufacturing
$88,190
Food Manufacturing
$87,490
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
$87,100
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$87,050
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$86,810
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$86,590
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$86,530
Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing
$85,830
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$85,500
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
$85,430
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$85,030
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing
$84,740
Paper Manufacturing
$84,730
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$84,730
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
$83,750
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$83,320
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
$82,770
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
$82,560
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$80,970
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing
$80,420
Primary Metal Manufacturing
$80,270
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
$80,020
Printing and Related Support Activities
$78,630
Printing and Related Support Activities
$78,630
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$78,590
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
$78,080
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
$78,050
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing
$78,020
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$77,540
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
$75,330
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
$75,220
Wood Product Manufacturing
$74,830
Other Wood Product Manufacturing
$74,320
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$73,960
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing
$57,240

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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