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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
$43,120
25th Percentile Wage
$59,970
50th Percentile Wage
$82,380
75th Percentile Wage
$108,050
90th Percentile Wage
$133,550

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 $133,550. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $82,380. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid software developers and programmers is $43,120.

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 other services (except federal, state, and local government) from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$82,380
2.93% 15.34%
2016
$79,970
2.91% -
2015
$77,640
4.95% -
2014
$73,800
2.13% -
2013
$72,230
3.45% -
2012
$69,740
- -

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 16 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 $102,570. The lowest paying industry is the automotive mechanical and electrical repair and maintenance industry (annual salary $37,780). 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
$102,570
Personal and Laundry Services
$100,120
Commercial and Industrial Machinery Equipment (except Auto and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance
$92,670
Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations
$91,750
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations
$84,780
Repair and Maintenance
$83,310
Grantmaking and Giving Services
$83,140
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance
$81,330
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$80,630
Social Advocacy Organizations
$80,310
Drycleaning and Laundry Services
$70,010
Other Automotive Repair and Maintenance
$66,610
Civic and Social Organizations
$66,190
Automotive Repair and Maintenance
$57,820
Religious Organizations
$57,120
Automotive Mechanical and Electrical Repair and Maintenance
$37,780

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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