Software Developers and Programmers Salary in Sector of Information

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

Average Annual Salary of Software Developers and Programmers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$54,790
25th Percentile Wage
$75,310
50th Percentile Wage
$102,280
75th Percentile Wage
$131,150
90th Percentile Wage
$160,940

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for software developers and programmers in the industry sector of information. 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 $160,940. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $102,280. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid software developers and programmers is $54,790.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016102,280-0.67%12.05%
2015102,9703.52%-
201499,3502.67%-
201396,7006.97%-
201289,960--

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

The average salaries of software developers and programmers in 21 industries in the information 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 other information services industry with an annual salary $109,460. The lowest paying industry is the radio broadcasting industry (annual salary $58,680). For detailed software developers and programmers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Other Information Services
$109,460
Other Information Services
$109,460
Software Publishers
$107,110
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
$105,530
Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$104,810
Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$101,880
Satellite Telecommunications
$98,010
Telecommunications
$97,990
Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$97,720
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$94,180
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$94,180
Other Telecommunications
$92,510
Motion Picture and Video Industries
$85,380
Broadcasting (except Internet)
$84,890
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$84,110
Television Broadcasting
$82,080
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$79,520
Radio and Television Broadcasting
$75,660
Sound Recording Industries
$75,250
Newspaper Publishers
$65,610
Radio Broadcasting
$58,680

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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