Applications Software Developers Salary Information in North Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for applications software developers in the state of North Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of applications software developers among North Carolina metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Applications Software Developers in North Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$59,460
25th Percentile Wage
$74,800
50th Percentile Wage
$95,100
75th Percentile Wage
$119,670
90th Percentile Wage
$144,090

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for applications software developers in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $144,090. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $95,100. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $59,460.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28.59
25th Percentile Wage
$35.96
50th Percentile Wage
$45.72
75th Percentile Wage
$57.53
90th Percentile Wage
$69.28

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for applications software developers in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $69.28. The median hourly salary is $45.72. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28.59.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of applications software developers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201695,1002.86%9.59%
201592,3803.29%-
201489,3401.94%-
201387,6101.86%-
201285,980--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Applications Software Developers in North Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of applications software developers in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of applications software developers in state of North Carolina ranges from $69,000 to $95,530. The highest paying area for applications software developers in North Carolina is Raleigh-Cary with a median annual salary of $95,530. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Winston-Salem (mean annual salary $95,470). The lowest paying area is Asheville with a median annual salary of $69,000.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Raleigh-Cary
$95,530
Winston-Salem
$95,470
Durham-Chapel Hill
$95,050
Greensboro-High Point
$90,990
Burlington
$90,810
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$88,080
Greenville
$87,240
Jacksonville
$83,230
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$82,190
Wilmington
$79,380
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$79,010
Fayetteville
$78,660
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$77,330
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$70,590
Asheville
$69,000


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