Applications Software Developers Salary Information in Washington

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$79,480
25th Percentile Wage
$105,200
50th Percentile Wage
$127,770
75th Percentile Wage
$156,860
90th Percentile Wage
$189,120

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for applications software developers in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $189,120. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $127,770. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $79,480.

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
$127,770
1.28% 21.65%
2016
$126,140
6.18% -
2015
$118,350
3.50% -
2014
$114,210
3.62% -
2013
$110,080
9.06% -
2012
$100,110
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Applications Software Developers in Washington Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of applications software developers in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of applications software developers in state of Washington ranges from $59,450 to $129,820. The highest paying area for applications software developers in Washington is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett with a median annual salary of $129,820. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue (mean annual salary $129,470). The lowest paying area is Wenatchee-East Wenatchee with a median annual salary of $59,450.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$129,820
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$129,470
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$106,590
Mount Vernon-Anacortes
$103,700
Olympia
$101,510
Tacoma
$99,890
Bellingham
$98,890
Bremerton-Silverdale
$98,860
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$98,130
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$89,170
Longview
$88,670
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$85,810
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$84,990
Spokane
$82,380
Yakima
$72,040
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee
$59,450




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