Software Developers, Systems Software

Training Requirements for Software Developers, Systems Software

Software developers, systems software need a bachelor's degree.

Degrees for Software developers, systems software
Percent
Less than High School 0.3
High School 2.2
Some College 8.5
Associates Degree 5.1
Bachelors Degree 49.2
Masters Degree 30.5
Doctorate or Professional Degree 4.1

Employment Outlook for Software Developers, Systems Software

This represents about 395,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 51,000 more software developers, systems software but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 107,000 more.

Typical Income for Software Developers, Systems Software

Hourly Income

On average,software developers, systems software make $53.17 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Software developers, systems software $31.08 $40.03 $51.38 $64.41 $78.47
Computer and mathematical occupations $20.51 $28.42 $39.82 $53.70 $67.91
Computer occupations $20.46 $28.41 $39.84 $53.73 $67.91
Software developers and programmers $25.63 $34.33 $46.07 $59.74 $74.67
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, software developers, systems software make $110,590 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Software developers, systems software $64,650 $83,270 $106,860 $133,970 $163,220
Computer and mathematical occupations $42,650 $59,120 $82,830 $111,690 $141,250
Computer occupations $42,560 $59,090 $82,860 $111,770 $141,260
Software developers and programmers $53,300 $71,410 $95,830 $124,260 $155,310
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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