Software developers

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Total Workforce

1.33M

Average Age

39

Average Salary

$114,915

Average Male Salary

$118,904

Average Female Salary

$96,621

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Software developers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Computer Systems Design is the industry that employs the most Software developers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Software developers, by average wage, is Other consumer goods rental. Software developers are paid most in Battery Park City, Greenwich Village & Soho PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in Sunnyvale & San Jose (North) Cities PUMA, CA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$114,915

AVERAGE SALARY

± $1,631

In 2018, Software developers earned an average of $114,915, $61,027 more than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Physician assistants make somewhat more than Software developers while Other financial specialists make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Software developers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.297

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Software developers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.297, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Software developers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Software developers.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Software developers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Software developers, by number of employees, are Computer Systems Design, Architectural, engineering & related services, and Banking & related activities.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Software developers, by average wage, are Other consumer goods rental, Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals, and Taxi & limousine service.

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Industries by Share

1.33M

2018 Workforce

± 28,213

This graphic shows the share of Software developers employed by various industries. Computer Systems Design employs the largest share of Software developers at  43.6%, followed by Architectural, engineering & related services with 3.06% and Banking & related activities with 2.95%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Software developers in the US. The average age of male Software developers in the workforce is 39.1 and of female Software developers is 38.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Software developers is White.

Gender Composition

1.09M

MALE WORKFORCE

± 25,584

239k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 11,981

82.1% of Software developers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Software developers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Software developers

  1. White

  2. Asian

  3. Black

58.6% of Software developers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 33.3% of Software developers, Asian is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Software developers.

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Age by Gender

39.1

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.265

38.6

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.562

The median age of Software developers is 39, and Male employees are generally 0.474 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Software developers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Software developers is Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services but a relatively high number of Software developers hold a major in Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services.

Majors

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