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Considering a career as a Systems Software Developer in Colorado?

30.1% Jobs Projection
$117,350 Median Salary
1,430 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Systems Software Developers in Colorado are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Systems Software Developers in Colorado is growing faster than average.

  • Systems Software Developers in Colorado earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Systems Software Developers Work in Colorado?

11,170 people worked as Systems Software Developers in 2018 in this state.

There were 13,260 Systems Software Developers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 2,090 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Systems Software Developers in CO Employment Trend

The typical state has 3,220 Systems Software Developers working in it, which means Colorado has more Systems Software Developers than average.

Systems Software Developers in CO vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Colorado

Jobs for Systems Software Developers in this state are growing at a rate of 30.1% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 11.1%.

Job Projections for Systems Software Developers: Nation vs. CO

Colorado Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 1,430 annual Systems Software Developers job openings in Colorado, and 18,520 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 32,900 annual jobs and 472,100 total jobs in 2026.

What do Systems Software Developers Make in Colorado?

In 2018 wages for Systems Software Developers ranged from $78,250 to $170,830 with $117,350 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $37.62 to $82.13. The median hourly rate was $56.42.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $55.34 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $1.08.

The median salary in Colorado is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Systems Software Developers Earnings: CO vs. National Average

Top Colorado Metros for Systems Software Developers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Systems Software Developers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 7,230 $117,420
Colorado Springs, CO 2,250 $116,620
Boulder, CO 1,260 $126,580
Fort Collins, CO 260 $88,980

Top States for Systems Software Developers Employment

View the list below to see where most Systems Software Developers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 88,910 $127,670
Texas 28,720 $108,570
Virginia 27,800 $117,400
Massachusetts 25,540 $115,580
New York 19,690 $111,320
Florida 17,270 $99,050
Illinois 17,130 $107,390
Washington 16,130 $121,470
Maryland 15,430 $118,300
Georgia 12,910 $104,640
Arizona 11,500 $101,490
Colorado 11,170 $117,350
Michigan 10,320 $88,800
New Jersey 8,960 $121,680
Pennsylvania 8,810 $98,440
North Carolina 7,070 $104,710
Minnesota 6,460 $106,290
Missouri 6,440 $93,870
Utah 5,690 $102,640
Ohio 5,400 $98,830

Below are the states where Systems Software Developers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
California $127,670
New Hampshire $127,470
New Jersey $121,680
Washington $121,470
Maryland $118,300
Virginia $117,400
Colorado $117,350
Massachusetts $115,580
District of Columbia $115,500
New York $111,320

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Occupation CO Employment Total
Software Developers, Applications 30,400
Computer Programmers 2,970
Web Developers 2,490

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