Salary for Software Systems Developers

Also known as:  Computer Systems Software Architect, Computer Systems Software Engineer, Embedded Systems Software Developer, Enterprise Systems Engineer, Software Systems Engineer, Systems Software Designer, Systems Software Specialist helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our talent cluster and get scouted today!

Professionals working as systems software developers research, design, create and modify operating-systems level software, and may design embedded programs in the system. Their daily tasks require knowledge of engineering, computer science, and mathematical analysis. A Bachelor's degree is normally the minimum requirement for this position, although some software developers do not have any college training. The salary for this position is based on experience and educational background.

A Systems Software Software Developer usually receives a compensation ranging between 72000 and 108000 depending on the level of seniority. Software Developers, Systems Software can get an average pay level of Ninety Eight Thousand Three Hundred dollars on a yearly basis.

Software Developers, Systems Software have the most lucrative average salary level in California, where they can receive average wages of just about $109890. Employees who work in this career can receive the best pay in Wholesale Trade, which has normal pay levels of $102610.

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

Wholesale Trade
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Finance and Insurance

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Educational Services
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Public Administration
Health Care and Social Assistance
Transportation and Warehousing