Systems Software Developers Salary Information in Washington

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$72,490
25th Percentile Wage
$93,430
50th Percentile Wage
$117,280
75th Percentile Wage
$142,920
90th Percentile Wage
$164,280

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for systems 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 $164,280. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $117,280. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $72,490.

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
$117,280
2.71% 16.61%
2016
$114,100
0.04% -
2015
$114,060
0.50% -
2014
$113,490
3.07% -
2013
$110,010
11.10% -
2012
$97,800
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of systems software developers in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of systems software developers in state of Washington ranges from $82,660 to $119,550. The highest paying area for systems software developers in Washington is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett with a median annual salary of $119,550. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue (mean annual salary $119,300). The lowest paying area is Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $82,660.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$119,550
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$119,300
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$107,550
Tacoma
$104,080
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$102,570
Bremerton-Silverdale
$100,120
Yakima
$98,220
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$97,720
Olympia
$95,670
Spokane
$93,690
Bellingham
$84,040
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$82,660




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