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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
$53,320
25th Percentile Wage
$67,240
50th Percentile Wage
$86,020
75th Percentile Wage
$104,600
90th Percentile Wage
$125,850

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 $125,850. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $86,020. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid software developers and programmers is $53,320.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below 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 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$86,020
2.51% 8.78%
2016
$83,860
2.04% -
2015
$82,150
1.86% -
2014
$80,620
1.07% -
2013
$79,760
1.62% -
2012
$78,470
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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 41 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 $108,830. The lowest paying industry is the offices of chiropractors industry (annual salary $39,190). 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
$108,830
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$104,260
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$97,440
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$96,370
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$95,280
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$93,100
Offices of Physicians
$91,800
Specialty hospitals - State government owned
$91,480
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$90,750
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$90,610
Outpatient Care Centers
$88,320
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$87,390
Hospitals - State government owned
$85,320
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$85,160
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$85,150
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$85,130
Hospitals - Privately owned
$85,120
Hospitals - Local government owned
$85,080
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$84,580
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$84,410
Home Health Care Services
$84,100
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$77,080
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$76,490
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)
$75,790
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$73,020
Individual and Family Services
$70,680
Ambulance Services
$70,660
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$70,120
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$68,490
Social Assistance
$67,790
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$66,670
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$66,160
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$65,260
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$63,600
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$62,240
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities
$61,070
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$60,490
Other Residential Care Facilities
$56,430
Child Day Care Services
$50,170
Offices of Dentists
$42,880
Offices of Chiropractors
$39,190

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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