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Systems Software Developers Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

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

Average Annual Salary of Systems Software Developers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$66,220
25th Percentile Wage
$78,960
50th Percentile Wage
$93,210
75th Percentile Wage
$102,410
90th Percentile Wage
$110,770

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for systems software developers in the industry sector of 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) systems software developers is $110,770. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $93,210. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid systems software developers is $66,220.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of systems software developers in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$93,210
0.54% 8.34%
2016
$92,710
2.77% -
2015
$90,140
1.72% -
2014
$88,590
2.81% -
2013
$86,100
0.77% -
2012
$85,440
- -

Compare Systems Software Developers Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of systems software developers in seven industries in the 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 systems software developers occupations is the federal government, including usps industry with an annual salary $94,210. The lowest paying industry is the local government, including schools and hospitals industry (annual salary $88,100). For detailed systems software developers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Federal government, including USPS
$94,210
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$93,210
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$93,210
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$92,020
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$89,450
State government, including schools and hospitals
$89,420
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$88,100

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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