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

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

Average Annual Salary of Systems Software Developers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$62,710
25th Percentile Wage
$83,070
50th Percentile Wage
$107,060
75th Percentile Wage
$137,040
90th Percentile Wage
$165,470

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for systems 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) systems software developers is $165,470. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $107,060. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid systems software developers is $62,710.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of systems software developers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$107,060
0.61% 6.73%
2016
$106,410
0.39% -
2015
$106,000
3.22% -
2014
$102,590
0.19% -
2013
$102,400
2.48% -
2012
$99,860
- -

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

The average salaries of systems software developers in 14 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 systems software developers occupations is the advertising, public relations, and related services industry with an annual salary $127,460. The lowest paying industry is the testing laboratories industry (annual salary $74,930). For detailed systems software developers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$127,460
Engineering Services
$113,500
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$112,940
Scientific Research and Development Services
$112,540
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$112,400
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$110,460
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$107,060
Legal Services
$106,950
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$106,180
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$103,650
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$94,960
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$93,600
Specialized Design Services
$90,650
Testing Laboratories
$74,930

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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