Salary for Software Systems Developers

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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 Developer can expect a wage between $65,210 - $170,100 based on tenure and industry expertise. can get a salary of one hundred and fourteen thousand two hundred and seventy dollars yearly.

are paid at the highest average level in Washington, where they earn average job salaries of near $138,400. Employees with these job titles can obtain the highest salaries in Retail Trade, where they get average job salaries of $134,780.

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

Retail Trade
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Finance and Insurance
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Accommodation and Food Services
Educational Services
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
Public Administration
Health Care and Social Assistance
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