Software Developer Salary By State

The Google Trend graph chart of a Software Developer shows that since December 2009, the lowest search interest as well as the job market has been on a steady incline. As you can see with the dotted lines, the projected forecast for a Software Developer is going to dip slightly in December 2015, but recover in the new year, 2016.Software Developer Search Trend

What’s interesting is that the United States isn’t the main interest for a Software Developer, it’s India. As a matter of fact, the United States comes in a number 8. The top regions interested is within India, Pakistan, South Africa, Canada, Philippines, Ireland, Singapore, United States, United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom.

Software developers are the professionals that make computer programs, build mobile apps, do web development & much more. While some develop the applications that allow people to do certain tasks and commands on a computer, or other devices like your smart phone or tablet. Others develop the underlying systems that run the devices or control networks.  This is a very busy career as work includes researching, designing, implementing, and testing software.

Software Developer BLS Salary and WagesBureau of Labor Statistics information for the median salary in 2012 for a Software Developer shows the the wage was $93,350 per year which is about $44.88 if you were paid an hour. To become a Software Developer you will need at least a Bachelor’s degree to receive this type of salary in an Entry Level type of position. The total number of jobs that were reported for Software Developers by the BLS in 2012 were 1,018,000 positions. The job outlook for Software Developers is expected to increase by 22% from 2012 to 2022. This increase is much faster than average compared to most careers and will add nearly 222,600 jobs to the Software Developers job market over the next 10 year time period.

Below you will find a detailed salary by state data table of Software Developers. You can navigate through to find the highest paying salaries and even the lowest for a Software Developer by searching the data.

The top 5 Software Developers salaries in 2015 can be found in the following states: Washington D.C. comes in at #1 with paying $119,000 per year to a Software Developer and is 25% higher than the other states. New York is placed at #2 and pays $115,000 per year. American Samoa and Massachusetts tie #3 at $114,000 a year salary. Connecticut ranks #4 with $110,000 a year and #5 goes to the state of Georgia with $108,000 per year salary.

The information below is specific to Software Developer job salaries that you can expect to receive in that state area. Our state by state breakdown allows you to see which state is best to get a job as a Software Developer. The salary information provided below is off of real-world job listings for Software Developer and the pay offered for those jobs. We source Indeed, Simply Hired, PayScale and GlassDoor.com. The information provided by Indeed about their process for collecting salary averages is as follows: “Indeed Salary Search is based on an index of salary information extracted from over 50 million job postings from thousands of unique sources over the last 12 months. Many job descriptions don’t contain salary information, but there are enough that do to produce statistically significant median salaries for millions of keyword, job title and location combinations – in fact, most job searches you are likely to think of. As new jobs are added each day, the Indeed Salary Search index is automatically updated with fresh salary data, so the salary results are as up-to-date as they could possibly be.”

Software Developer Salary Information For 2015

This table displays Software Developer Salaries By State so that people can compare how much an Software Developer makes in a specific state. This comparison engine will help people easily identify the best salaries for Software Developers.
CareerStateSalaryPercentData Year
Software Developer Alabama$96,0001% higher2015
Software Developer Alaska$70,00026% lower2015
Software Developer American Samoa$114,00020% higher2015
Software Developer Arizona$78,00018% lower2015
Software Developer Arkansas$97,0002% higher2015
Software Developer California$102,0007% higher2015
Software Developer Colorado$84,00011% lower2015
Software Developer Connecticut$110,00015% higher2015
Software Developer Delaware$83,00012% lower2015
Software Developer Florida$89,0007% lower2015
Software Developer Georgia$108,00014% higher2015
Software Developer Guam$87,0009% lower2015
Software Developer Hawaii$59,00038% lower2015
Software Developer Idaho$62,00034% lower2015
Software Developer Illinois$108,00013% higher2015
Software Developer Indiana$91,0004% lower2015
Software Developer Iowa$93,0002% lower2015
Software Developer Kansas$87,0009% lower2015
Software Developer Kentucky$82,00014% lower2015
Software Developer Louisiana$85,00011% lower2015
Software Developer Maine$84,00012% lower2015
Software Developer Maryland$98,0003% higher2015
Software Developer Massachusetts$114,00020% higher2015
Software Developer Michigan$96,0001% higher2015
Software Developer Minnesota$83,00013% lower2015
Software Developer Mississippi$99,0005% higher2015
Software Developer Missouri$93,0002% lower2015
Software Developer Montana$79,00017% lower2015
Software Developer Nebraska$69,00027% lower2015
Software Developer Nevada$72,00024% lower2015
Software Developer New Hampshire$94,0001% lower2015
Software Developer New Jersey$103,0008% higher2015
Software Developer New Mexico$83,00013% lower2015
Software Developer New York$115,00021% higher2015
Software Developer North Carolina$91,0005% lower2015
Software Developer North Dakota$84,00011% lower2015
Software Developer Ohio$91,0004% lower2015
Software Developer Oklahoma$88,0008% lower2015
Software Developer Oregon$92,0003% lower2015
Software Developer Pennsylvania$92,0004% lower2015
Software Developer Puerto Rico$92,0003% lower2015
Software Developer Rhode Island$87,0009% lower2015
Software Developer South Carolina$94,0001% lower2015
Software Developer South Dakota$72,00025% lower2015
Software Developer Tennessee$88,0007% lower2015
Software Developer Texas$92,0003% lower2015
Software Developer Utah$74,00022% lower2015
Software Developer Vermont$84,00012% lower2015
Software Developer Virgin Islands$97,0002% higher2015
Software Developer Virginia$96,0001% higher2015
Software Developer Washington DC$119,00025% higher2015
Software Developer Washington$97,0003% higher2015
Software Developer West Virginia$90,0006% lower2015
Software Developer Wisconsin$85,00011% lower2015
Software Developer Wyoming$78,00017% lower2015