Systems Software Developers Salary Information in Texas

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$62,270
25th Percentile Wage
$81,100
50th Percentile Wage
$103,340
75th Percentile Wage
$128,360
90th Percentile Wage
$156,550

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for systems 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 $156,550. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $103,340. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $62,270.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29.94
25th Percentile Wage
$38.99
50th Percentile Wage
$49.68
75th Percentile Wage
$61.71
90th Percentile Wage
$75.26

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for systems software developers in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $75.26. The median hourly salary is $49.68. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29.94.

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
2016103,3401.96%8.28%
2015101,3103.39%-
201497,8801.05%-
201396,8502.14%-
201294,780--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of systems software developers in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of systems software developers in state of Texas ranges from $48,560 to $116,530. The highest paying area for systems software developers in Texas is Fort Worth-Arlington with a median annual salary of $116,530. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is San Antonio-New Braunfels (mean annual salary $112,220). The lowest paying area is El Paso with a median annual salary of $48,560.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Fort Worth-Arlington
$116,530
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$112,220
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$105,970
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$105,350
Waco
$105,060
Amarillo
$103,890
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$103,780
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood
$102,800
Odessa
$101,410
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$98,570
Longview
$98,430
Sherman-Denison
$96,820
Corpus Christi
$95,490
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$94,120
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$93,340
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$92,100
Brownsville-Harlingen
$87,520
Midland
$82,150
Tyler
$79,780
Lubbock
$63,960
College Station-Bryan
$63,820
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$61,470
El Paso
$48,560


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