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Software Developers and Programmers Salary in Sector of Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)

The salary statistics of software developers and programmers in the industry sector of other services (except federal, state, and local government) are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare software developers and programmers salaries in different industries within the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector.

Average Annual Salary of Software Developers and Programmers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,730
25th Percentile Wage
$57,200
50th Percentile Wage
$79,970
75th Percentile Wage
$104,810
90th Percentile Wage
$130,950

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for software developers and programmers in the industry sector of other services (except federal, state, and local government). 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 $130,950. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $79,970. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid software developers and programmers is $40,730.

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 other services (except federal, state, and local government) from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201679,9702.91%12.79%
201577,6404.95%-
201473,8002.13%-
201372,2303.45%-
201269,740--

Compare Software Developers and Programmers Salary in Different Industries within the Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government) Sector

The average salaries of software developers and programmers in 14 industries in the other services (except federal, state, and local government) 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 other personal services industry with an annual salary $100,920. The lowest paying industry is the religious organizations industry (annual salary $54,550). For detailed software developers and programmers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Other Personal Services
$100,920
Personal and Laundry Services
$98,770
Commercial and Industrial Machinery Equipment (except Auto and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance
$92,180
Repair and Maintenance
$87,160
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance
$86,670
Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations
$86,580
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations
$81,470
Grantmaking and Giving Services
$80,460
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$77,060
Social Advocacy Organizations
$76,730
Other Automotive Repair and Maintenance
$66,610
Civic and Social Organizations
$65,010
Automotive Repair and Maintenance
$57,820
Religious Organizations
$54,550

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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