Applications Software Developers Salary in Sector of Information

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

Average Annual Salary of Applications Software Developers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$64,090
25th Percentile Wage
$85,030
50th Percentile Wage
$111,990
75th Percentile Wage
$141,640
90th Percentile Wage
$168,480

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for applications software developers 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) applications software developers is $168,480. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $111,990. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid applications software developers is $64,090.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$111,990
1.46% 15.01%
2016
$110,360
-0.69% -
2015
$111,120
3.28% -
2014
$107,480
3.30% -
2013
$103,930
8.42% -
2012
$95,180
- -

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

The average salaries of applications software developers in 20 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 applications software developers occupations is the other information services industry with an annual salary $120,570. The lowest paying industry is the satellite telecommunications industry (annual salary $89,550). For detailed applications software developers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Other Information Services
$120,570
Other Information Services
$120,570
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
$115,230
Software Publishers
$112,230
Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$111,500
Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$111,350
Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$110,270
Telecommunications
$109,670
Broadcasting (except Internet)
$106,960
Sound Recording Industries
$106,330
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$105,500
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$105,500
Radio and Television Broadcasting
$103,770
Newspaper Publishers
$102,300
Radio Broadcasting
$101,110
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$100,430
Motion Picture and Video Industries
$99,970
Other Telecommunications
$98,310
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$93,140
Satellite Telecommunications
$89,550

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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