The salary statistics of applications software developers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of applications software developers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The applications software developers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for applications software developers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) applications software developers is $157,590. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $100,080. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $58,300. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 170% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of applications software developers from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of applications software developers in 19 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for applications software developers occupations is the mining sector with an annual salary $110,530. The lowest paying sector is the accommodation and food services sector (annual salary $73,280).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
From the above tables we note that not only applications software developers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of applications software developers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $53,750 to $126,140. The highest paying state for applications software developers is Washington with a median annual salary of $126,140. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $53,750. For more salary information of applications software developers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
|District of Columbia|| |
|New York|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|Virgin Islands|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |