Systems Software Developers Salary Information in Virginia

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$74,130
25th Percentile Wage
$93,320
50th Percentile Wage
$119,430
75th Percentile Wage
$148,870
90th Percentile Wage
$170,510

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for systems 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 $170,510. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $119,430. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $74,130.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$119,430
2.97% 5.88%
2016
$115,880
4.25% -
2015
$110,950
3.56% -
2014
$107,000
-3.55% -
2013
$110,800
-1.45% -
2012
$112,410
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of systems software developers in some Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of systems software developers in state of Virginia ranges from $71,270 to $123,420. The highest paying area for systems software developers in Virginia is Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $123,420. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Lynchburg (mean annual salary $104,300). The lowest paying area is Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol with a median annual salary of $71,270.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$123,420
Lynchburg
$104,300
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$102,720
Roanoke
$101,930
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$98,910
Richmond
$97,830
Charlottesville
$96,330
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$91,980
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford
$82,790
Harrisonburg
$73,230
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol
$71,270




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