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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
$61,180
25th Percentile Wage
$81,540
50th Percentile Wage
$106,410
75th Percentile Wage
$135,270
90th Percentile Wage
$163,600

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 $163,600. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $106,410. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid systems software developers is $61,180.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016106,4100.39%6.16%
2015106,0003.22%-
2014102,5900.19%-
2013102,4002.48%-
201299,860--

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 $122,060. The lowest paying industry is the specialized design services industry (annual salary $76,650). 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
$122,060
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$115,720
Scientific Research and Development Services
$115,460
Engineering Services
$110,760
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$110,210
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$108,060
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$106,410
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$105,250
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$103,250
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$103,030
Legal Services
$100,350
Testing Laboratories
$87,590
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$87,290
Specialized Design Services
$76,650

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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