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Want to work in Massachusetts as a Systems Software Developer? Read this first!

9.6% Jobs Projection
$115,580 Median Salary
2,080 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Systems Software Developers Work in Massachusetts?

In 2018, there were 25,540 Systems Software Developers working in the state.

There were 26,560 Systems Software Developers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 1,020 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Massachusetts

Jobs for Systems Software Developers in this state are growing at a rate of 9.6% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 11.1%.


Massachusetts Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 2,080 annual job openings, and 30,280 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 Massachusetts?

In 2018 wages for Systems Software Developers ranged from $73,130 to $164,510 with $115,580 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $35.16 to $79.09. The median hourly rate was $55.57.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $54.27 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $1.30.

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


Top Massachusetts 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
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 24,870 $116,880
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 730 $102,380
Worcester, MA-CT 690 $109,190
Springfield, MA-CT 370 $98,820
Barnstable Town, MA 50 $110,160

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

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