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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
$36,860
25th Percentile Wage
$49,240
50th Percentile Wage
$69,970
75th Percentile Wage
$95,780
90th Percentile Wage
$124,330

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 $124,330. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $69,970. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid software developers and programmers is $36,860.

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 arts, entertainment, and recreation from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$69,970
1.44% 10.06%
2016
$68,960
-8.50% -
2015
$74,820
5.47% -
2014
$70,730
-0.71% -
2013
$71,230
11.65% -
2012
$62,930
- -

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 14 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 $82,750. The lowest paying industry is the independent artists, writers, and performers industry (annual salary $51,130). 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
$82,750
Gambling Industries
$77,560
Spectator Sports
$77,340
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures
$74,700
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$71,760
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$70,580
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers
$69,860
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries
$68,130
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$65,380
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$65,380
Amusement Parks and Arcades
$58,900
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters
$57,800
Performing Arts Companies
$56,720
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
$51,130

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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