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 amongst 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$65,630
25th Percentile Wage
$83,230
50th Percentile Wage
$107,720
75th Percentile Wage
$128,920
90th Percentile Wage
$154,310

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 $154,310. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $107,720. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $65,630.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$107,720
2.99% 15.26%
2016
$104,500
4.94% -
2015
$99,340
3.13% -
2014
$96,230
2.72% -
2013
$93,610
2.49% -
2012
$91,280
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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 $64,740 to $110,550. The highest paying area for applications software developers in Texas is Dallas-Plano-Irving with a median annual salary of $110,550. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (mean annual salary $110,090). The lowest paying area is Lubbock with a median annual salary of $64,740.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$110,550
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$110,090
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$109,430
Wichita Falls
$107,810
Sherman-Denison
$107,510
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$107,330
Fort Worth-Arlington
$106,300
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$102,930
Midland
$101,530
Brownsville-Harlingen
$100,830
Longview
$100,650
Laredo
$99,530
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$99,150
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$96,730
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood
$96,700
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$95,970
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$93,320
Waco
$91,910
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$88,190
Corpus Christi
$80,950
El Paso
$80,590
Abilene
$80,470
Amarillo
$71,300
Tyler
$70,050
San Angelo
$69,390
College Station-Bryan
$67,740
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$67,680
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$66,110
Lubbock
$64,740




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