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Software Developers and Programmers Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

The salary statistics of software developers and programmers in the industry sector of health care and social assistance are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare software developers and programmers salaries in different industries within the health care and social assistance sector.

Average Annual Salary of Software Developers and Programmers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$52,280
25th Percentile Wage
$65,770
50th Percentile Wage
$83,860
75th Percentile Wage
$102,010
90th Percentile Wage
$122,510

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for software developers and programmers in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) software developers and programmers is $122,510. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $83,860. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid software developers and programmers is $52,280.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of software developers and programmers in the industry sector of health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201683,8602.04%6.43%
201582,1501.86%-
201480,6201.07%-
201379,7601.62%-
201278,470--

Compare Software Developers and Programmers Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of software developers and programmers in 38 industries in the health care and social assistance sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for software developers and programmers occupations is the offices of all other health practitioners industry with an annual salary $104,180. The lowest paying industry is the offices of dentists industry (annual salary $42,250). For detailed software developers and programmers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$104,180
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$95,800
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$94,610
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$91,860
Offices of Physicians
$89,920
Specialty hospitals - State government owned
$89,350
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$89,070
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$88,750
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$88,000
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$86,210
Outpatient Care Centers
$85,770
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$85,150
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$84,310
Home Health Care Services
$83,550
Hospitals - State government owned
$83,260
Hospitals - Privately owned
$83,100
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$83,090
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$82,720
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$82,330
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$82,080
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$79,680
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$77,960
Hospitals - Local government owned
$77,890
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)
$75,790
Ambulance Services
$74,470
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$73,620
Individual and Family Services
$71,560
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$69,800
Social Assistance
$68,630
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$66,040
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$65,680
Other Residential Care Facilities
$65,150
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$63,560
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$63,000
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$62,420
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$62,400
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities
$61,370
Offices of Dentists
$42,250

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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