Software developers

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2019 Workforce
1.63M
Average Age
39.1
Average Salary
$120,323
Average Male Salary
$124,372
Average Female Salary
$102,605

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

$120,323
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,561

In 2019, Software developers earned an average of $120,323, $64,799 more than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Astronomers & physicists make somewhat more than Software developers while Aerospace engineers 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

0.302
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Software developers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.302, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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, Insurance carriers, and Architectural, engineering & related services.

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Industries by Share

1.63M
2019 Workforce
± 31,184
22.4%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 2.33%

The number of people employed as Software developers has been growing at a rate of 22.4%, from 1,332,434 people in 2018 to 1,630,861 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Software developers employed by various industries. Computer Systems Design employs the largest share of Software developers at  43.3%, followed by Insurance carriers with 3.14% and Architectural, engineering & related services with 2.68%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Software developers in the US. The average age of male Software developers in the workforce is 39.2 and of female Software developers is 39.1, and the most common race/ethnicity for Software developers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

1.33M
MALE WORKFORCE
± 28,163
303k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 13,510

81.4% 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

53.6% of Software developers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 34% of Software developers, Asian (Non-Hispanic) 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

39.2
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.242
39.1
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.52

The median age of Software developers is 39.1, and Male employees are generally 0.0632 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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