Systems Software Developers Salary Information in Pennsylvania

The average annual and hourly salaries for systems software developers in the state of Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of systems software developers among Pennsylvania cities 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 Systems Software Developers in Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$62,800
25th Percentile Wage
$76,020
50th Percentile Wage
$95,010
75th Percentile Wage
$118,960
90th Percentile Wage
$144,130

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for systems software developers in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $144,130. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $95,010. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $62,800.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30.19
25th Percentile Wage
$36.54
50th Percentile Wage
$45.68
75th Percentile Wage
$57.19
90th Percentile Wage
$69.29

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for systems software developers in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $69.29. The median hourly salary is $45.68. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30.19.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201695,0103.16%5.37%
201592,0104.66%-
201487,720-5.93%-
201392,9203.24%-
201289,910--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Systems Software Developers in Pennsylvania Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of systems software developers in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of systems software developers in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $50,870 to $115,860. The highest paying area for systems software developers in Pennsylvania is Newark-Union with a median annual salary of $115,860. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington (mean annual salary $104,200). The lowest paying area is Altoona with a median annual salary of $50,870.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$115,860
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$104,200
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$100,120
State College
$98,100
Philadelphia
$95,720
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$94,000
Lancaster
$89,600
Williamsport
$89,080
Reading
$88,680
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$87,850
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$84,520
Pittsburgh
$79,390
York-Hanover
$78,190
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$77,400
Erie
$73,260
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$70,810
Altoona
$50,870



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