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Considering a career as a Systems Software Developer in Kentucky?

21.9% Jobs Projection
$80,100 Median Salary
180 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Systems Software Developers Work in Kentucky?

2,300 people worked as Systems Software Developers in 2018 in this state.

There were 1,800 Systems Software Developers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 500 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Systems Software Developers in KY Employment Trend

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

Systems Software Developers in KY vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Kentucky

Jobs for Systems Software Developers in this state are growing at a rate of 21.9% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 11.1%.

Job Projections for Systems Software Developers: Nation vs. KY

Kentucky Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 180 annual Systems Software Developers job openings in Kentucky, and 2,450 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 Kentucky?

In 2018 wages for Systems Software Developers ranged from $50,730 to $125,180 with $80,100 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $24.39 to $60.18. The median hourly rate was $38.51.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $39.23 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $0.72.

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

Systems Software Developers Earnings: KY vs. National Average

Top Kentucky 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
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 1,690 $109,330
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 1,250 $89,460
Lexington-Fayette, KY 210 $79,140
Clarksville, TN-KY 60 $84,650
Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY 50 $78,720
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 40 n/a

Top States for Systems Software Developers Employment

The table below shows the states 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

You may also be interested in the following careers:

Occupation KY Employment Total
Software Developers, Applications 5,700
Computer Programmers 1,270
Web Developers 1,130

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