Salary for Software Applications Developers

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A four year degree in Computer Science or a related field is almost always a requirement for application software developers. Individuals in this profession may serve supervisory functions, coordinating a team of computer programmers, technicians, software engineers, and other IT and scientific personnel. Their goal is to incorporate end-user requirements into systems by either modifying existing software or creating new software products. They may also perform routine maintenance of computer systems, and ensure that software licenses are up to date and that systems and performance requirements match. Salaries in this profession may vary depending on experience and the complexity of software development required.

A Applications Software Developer will most likely earn wages that can range from $65,210 - $170,100 depending on tenure and industry expertise. can get a compensation of one hundred and fourteen thousand two hundred and seventy dollars on an annual basis.

obtain the highest salaries in Washington, where they get salary pay of close to about $138,400. Professionals that work in these jobs make the highest salary in Retail Trade, where they can earn wages of $134,780.

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INDUSTRIES

Software Applications Developers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Retail Trade
$134,780
Manufacturing
$122,600
Information
$119,330
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$115,820
Finance and Insurance
$114,530
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$112,840

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Accommodation and Food Services
$82,680
Educational Services
$91,250
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$91,480
Public Administration
$91,590
Health Care and Social Assistance
$98,730
Construction
$100,410