Applications Software Developers Salary Information in Texas

The average annual and hourly salaries for applications software developers in the state of Texas are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of applications software developers among Texas 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 Texas

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$62,630
25th Percentile Wage
$81,010
50th Percentile Wage
$104,500
75th Percentile Wage
$126,750
90th Percentile Wage
$152,290

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for applications software developers in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $152,290. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $104,500. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $62,630.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30.11
25th Percentile Wage
$38.95
50th Percentile Wage
$50.24
75th Percentile Wage
$60.94
90th Percentile Wage
$73.22

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for applications software developers in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $73.22. The median hourly salary is $50.24. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30.11.

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
2016104,5004.94%12.65%
201599,3403.13%-
201496,2302.72%-
201393,6102.49%-
201291,280--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of applications software developers in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of applications software developers in state of Texas ranges from $62,630 to $109,370. The highest paying area for applications software developers in Texas is Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $109,370. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Dallas-Plano-Irving (mean annual salary $107,760). The lowest paying area is Lubbock with a median annual salary of $62,630.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$109,370
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$107,760
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$107,430
Sherman-Denison
$106,910
Fort Worth-Arlington
$105,770
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$105,170
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$105,150
Midland
$102,950
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$102,930
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$95,450
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood
$94,070
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$93,780
Corpus Christi
$93,770
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$92,780
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$90,070
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$85,630
Waco
$80,960
Abilene
$79,880
College Station-Bryan
$72,620
El Paso
$71,860
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$69,410
Tyler
$65,570
Amarillo
$64,860
Lubbock
$62,630


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