Systems Software Developers Salary in Sector of Manufacturing

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

Average Annual Salary of Systems 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 systems 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) systems software developers is $170,010. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $115,420. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid systems software developers is $71,310.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
-1.68% 9.56%
2.92% -
1.62% -
4.44% -
2.54% -
- -

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

The average salaries of systems software developers in 60 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 systems software developers occupations is the petroleum and coal products manufacturing industry with an annual salary $154,180. The lowest paying industry is the engine, turbine, and power transmission equipment manufacturing industry (annual salary $74,890). For detailed systems software developers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media
Other Food Manufacturing
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Household Appliance Manufacturing
Chemical Manufacturing
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
Food Manufacturing
Machinery Manufacturing
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
Chemical Manufacturing
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
Machinery Manufacturing
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
Printing and Related Support Activities
Printing and Related Support Activities
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
Primary Metal Manufacturing
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
Machine Shops
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
Ship and Boat Building
Hardware Manufacturing
Plastics Product Manufacturing
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
Paper Manufacturing
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing

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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