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
$56,960
25th Percentile Wage
$77,730
50th Percentile Wage
$105,350
75th Percentile Wage
$135,120
90th Percentile Wage
$164,040

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 $164,040. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $105,350. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid software developers and programmers is $56,960.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$105,350
2.91% 14.61%
2016
$102,280
-0.67% -
2015
$102,970
3.52% -
2014
$99,350
2.67% -
2013
$96,700
6.97% -
2012
$89,960
- -

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 $113,170. The lowest paying industry is the radio broadcasting industry (annual salary $66,620). 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
$113,170
Other Information Services
$113,170
Software Publishers
$109,340
Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$107,060
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
$105,530
Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$101,050
Telecommunications
$100,740
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$100,310
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$100,310
Satellite Telecommunications
$98,010
Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$97,720
Other Telecommunications
$92,510
Motion Picture and Video Industries
$90,480
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$89,780
Broadcasting (except Internet)
$85,840
Television Broadcasting
$84,670
Sound Recording Industries
$83,690
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$80,330
Radio and Television Broadcasting
$79,490
Newspaper Publishers
$70,800
Radio Broadcasting
$66,620

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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