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 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Systems Software Developers in Virginia

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$71,730
25th Percentile Wage
$90,240
50th Percentile Wage
$115,880
75th Percentile Wage
$144,010
90th Percentile Wage
$165,740

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 $165,740. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $115,880. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $71,730.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34.49
25th Percentile Wage
$43.39
50th Percentile Wage
$55.71
75th Percentile Wage
$69.23
90th Percentile Wage
$79.68

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for systems software developers in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $79.68. The median hourly salary is $55.71. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34.49.

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
2016115,8804.25%2.99%
2015110,9503.56%-
2014107,000-3.55%-
2013110,800-1.45%-
2012112,410--

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 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News (mean annual salary $98,890). 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
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$98,890
Roanoke
$97,380
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$96,580
Richmond
$95,610
Lynchburg
$93,850
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$91,980
Charlottesville
$90,550
Harrisonburg
$73,230
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford
$71,600
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol
$71,270


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