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Software Developers and Programmers Salary in Sector of Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

The salary statistics of software developers and programmers in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare software developers and programmers salaries in different industries within the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector.

Average Annual Salary of Software Developers and Programmers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,600
25th Percentile Wage
$48,280
50th Percentile Wage
$68,960
75th Percentile Wage
$97,830
90th Percentile Wage
$126,390

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for software developers and programmers in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation. 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 $126,390. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $68,960. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid software developers and programmers is $34,600.

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 arts, entertainment, and recreation from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201668,960-8.50%8.74%
201574,8205.47%-
201470,730-0.71%-
201371,23011.65%-
201262,930--

Compare Software Developers and Programmers Salary in Different Industries within the Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Sector

The average salaries of software developers and programmers in 13 industries in the arts, entertainment, and recreation 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 promoters of performing arts, sports, and similar events industry with an annual salary $91,680. The lowest paying industry is the fitness and recreational sports centers industry (annual salary $44,290). For detailed software developers and programmers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
$91,680
Spectator Sports
$81,080
Gambling Industries
$75,760
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$72,610
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$67,650
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$64,230
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$64,230
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures
$62,340
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries
$60,130
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
$59,890
Amusement Parks and Arcades
$58,900
Performing Arts Companies
$49,290
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers
$44,290

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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