Systems Software Developers Salary in Sector of Information

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

Average Annual Salary of Systems Software Developers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$63,200
25th Percentile Wage
$79,080
50th Percentile Wage
$100,680
75th Percentile Wage
$127,820
90th Percentile Wage
$156,510

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for systems 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) systems software developers is $156,510. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $100,680. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid systems software developers is $63,200.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016100,680-0.06%3.52%
2015100,7402.70%-
201498,020-1.45%-
201399,4402.31%-
201297,140--

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

The average salaries of systems software developers in 15 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 systems software developers occupations is the broadcasting (except internet) industry with an annual salary $120,830. The lowest paying industry is the wired telecommunications carriers industry (annual salary $93,240). For detailed systems software developers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Broadcasting (except Internet)
$120,830
Other Information Services
$116,650
Other Information Services
$116,650
Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$115,110
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$106,960
Satellite Telecommunications
$106,880
Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$104,220
Software Publishers
$104,040
Newspaper Publishers
$97,730
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$97,480
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$97,480
Other Telecommunications
$96,650
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
$94,760
Telecommunications
$93,820
Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$93,240

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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