Applications Software Developers Salary Information in Virginia

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$64,500
25th Percentile Wage
$79,180
50th Percentile Wage
$106,500
75th Percentile Wage
$139,500
90th Percentile Wage
$165,170

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for applications software developers in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $165,170. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $106,500. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $64,500.

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
$106,500
-0.37% 4.98%
2016
$106,890
3.18% -
2015
$103,490
0.91% -
2014
$102,550
-0.33% -
2013
$102,890
1.64% -
2012
$101,200
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of applications software developers in some Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of applications software developers in state of Virginia ranges from $69,140 to $103,760. The highest paying area for applications software developers in Virginia is Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $103,760. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $102,100). The lowest paying area is Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $69,140.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$103,760
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$102,100
Lynchburg
$101,210
Richmond
$98,220
Charlottesville
$93,590
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$88,110
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford
$83,270
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$83,170
Harrisonburg
$82,090
Roanoke
$80,990
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol
$73,530
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$69,140




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