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Considering a career as a Systems Software Developer in Virginia?

14.5% Jobs Projection
$117,400 Median Salary
2,100 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Systems Software Developers Work in Virginia?

In Virginia, there were 27,800 people working as Systems Software Developers in the year 2018.

There were 24,650 Systems Software Developers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 3,150 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Virginia

Jobs for Systems Software Developers in this state are growing at a rate of 14.5% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 11.1%.


Virginia Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 2,100 annual Systems Software Developers job openings in Virginia, and 29,420 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 Virginia?

In 2018 wages for Systems Software Developers ranged from $71,230 to $170,640 with $117,400 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $34.25 to $82.04. The median hourly rate was $56.44.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $57.42 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $0.98.

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


Top Virginia 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
Richmond, VA 1,900 $94,610
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 1,680 $100,930
Charlottesville, VA 680 $104,660
Lynchburg, VA 280 $105,730
Roanoke, VA 90 $101,630
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 80 $87,420
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 60 $83,540
Winchester, VA-WV 50 $104,200
Harrisonburg, VA 40 $79,300
Staunton-Waynesboro, VA 30 $105,710

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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