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Applications Software Developers Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of applications software developers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare applications software developers salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Applications Software Developers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$56,880
25th Percentile Wage
$74,540
50th Percentile Wage
$99,070
75th Percentile Wage
$127,790
90th Percentile Wage
$160,150

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for applications software developers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. 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 $160,150. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $99,070. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid applications software developers is $56,880.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$99,070
0.91% 9.98%
2016
$98,170
3.10% -
2015
$95,130
2.46% -
2014
$92,790
2.82% -
2013
$90,170
1.10% -
2012
$89,180
- -

Compare Applications Software Developers Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of applications software developers in 15 industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services 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 research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences industry with an annual salary $108,400. The lowest paying industry is the specialized design services industry (annual salary $93,820). For detailed applications software developers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$108,400
Scientific Research and Development Services
$108,260
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$106,790
Photographic Services
$105,610
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$104,630
Engineering Services
$104,230
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$103,190
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$101,420
Testing Laboratories
$99,830
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$99,070
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$98,450
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$98,440
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$96,510
Legal Services
$94,310
Specialized Design Services
$93,820

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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