Software developers, applications & systems software

Detailed Occupation

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2017 Workforce
1.19M
Average Age
39.9
Average Salary
$104,838
Average Male Salary
$109,043
Average Female Salary
$87,907

About

Software developers, applications & systems software are most often employed by the N/A industry. The average yearly wage for Software developers, applications & systems software was $104,838 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Software developers, applications & systems software by wage are Natural sciences managers, Astronomers & physicists, and Aerospace engineers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Software developers, applications & systems software are N/A. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Software developers, applications & systems software are Sunnyvale & San Jose (North) Cities PUMA, CA, Redmond, Kirkland Cities, Inglewood & Finn Hill PUMA, WA, and San Jose (Northwest) & Santa Clara Cities PUMA, CA.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Software developers, applications & systems software and on wages and locations for those in the field. N/A is the industry that employs the most Software developers, applications & systems software, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Software developers, applications & systems software, by average wage, is N/A. Software developers, applications & systems software are paid most in Hibbing & Cloquet Cities PUMA, MN but are relatively concentrated in Sunnyvale & San Jose (North) Cities PUMA, CA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$104,838
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,453

In 2017, Software developers, applications & systems software earned an average of $104,838, $48,884 more than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Natural sciences managers make somewhat more than Software developers, applications & systems software while Astronomers & physicists make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Software developers, applications & systems software as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.275
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Software developers, applications & systems software had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.275, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Software developers, applications & systems software (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, applications & systems software.

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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, applications & systems software.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Software developers, applications & systems software in the US. The average age of male Software developers, applications & systems software in the workforce is 39.7 and of female Software developers, applications & systems software is 40.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Software developers, applications & systems software is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

950k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 23,846
236k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 11,914

80.1% of Software developers, applications & systems software are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Software developers, applications & systems software.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Software developers, applications & systems software
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

56.4% of Software developers, applications & systems software are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 32% of Software developers, applications & systems software, 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, applications & systems software.

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Age by Sex

39.7
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.28
40.8
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.577

The median age of Software developers, applications & systems software is 39.9, and Male employees are generally 1.08 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

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

Majors

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