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Systems Software Developers in Maryland

Is Maryland a good place for you to work as a Systems Software Developer?

7.5% Jobs Projection
$118,300 Median Salary
1,160 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Systems Software Developers Work in Maryland?

There were approximately 15,430 workers employed as Systems Software Developers in this state in 2018.

There were 15,030 Systems Software Developers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 400 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Systems Software Developers in MD Employment Trend

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

Systems Software Developers in MD vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Maryland

Jobs for Systems Software Developers in this state are growing at a rate of 7.5% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 11.1%.

Job Projections for Systems Software Developers: Nation vs. MD

Maryland Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 1,160 annual job openings, and 17,570 total jobs in 2026 for Systems Software Developers in this state.

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

What do Systems Software Developers Make in Maryland?

In 2018 wages for Systems Software Developers ranged from $66,270 to $183,260 with $118,300 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $31.86 to $88.11. The median hourly rate was $56.88.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $55.12 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $1.76.

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

Systems Software Developers Earnings: MD vs. National Average

Top Maryland 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
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 30,230 $120,380
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 8,570 $121,840
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 5,860 $107,650
California-Lexington Park, MD 740 $109,090
Salisbury, MD-DE 90 n/a
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 70 $105,820

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 MD Employment Total
Software Developers, Applications 12,780
Computer Programmers 4,790
Web Developers 3,110

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