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 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Systems Software Developers in Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$66,730
25th Percentile Wage
$79,800
50th Percentile Wage
$97,970
75th Percentile Wage
$123,260
90th Percentile Wage
$149,730

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 $149,730. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $97,970. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $66,730.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of systems software developers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$97,970
3.02% 8.23%
2016
$95,010
3.16% -
2015
$92,010
4.66% -
2014
$87,720
-5.93% -
2013
$92,920
3.24% -
2012
$89,910
- -

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 $112,710. The highest paying area for systems software developers in Pennsylvania is Newark-Union with a median annual salary of $112,710. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Youngstown-Warren-Boardman (mean annual salary $111,940). The lowest paying area is Altoona with a median annual salary of $50,870.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$112,710
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$111,940
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$106,530
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$100,750
Philadelphia
$98,270
State College
$98,100
Reading
$97,230
Lancaster
$94,160
Pittsburgh
$91,950
Erie
$90,320
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$90,270
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$89,140
Williamsport
$89,080
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$87,850
York-Hanover
$75,350
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$70,810
Altoona
$50,870




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