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33.8% Jobs Projection
$121,470 Median Salary
1,690 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Systems Software Developers Work in Washington?

In 2018, there were 16,130 Systems Software Developers working in the state.

There were 14,640 Systems Software Developers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 1,490 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Washington

Jobs for Systems Software Developers in this state are growing at a rate of 33.8% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 11.1%.


Washington Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 1,690 annual Systems Software Developers job openings in Washington, and 20,970 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 Washington?

In 2018 wages for Systems Software Developers ranged from $67,830 to $169,970 with $121,470 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $32.61 to $81.72. The median hourly rate was $58.4.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $56.38 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $2.02.

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


Top Washington 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
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 14,820 $123,080
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 2,470 $107,730
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 390 $92,780
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 260 $98,650
Bellingham, WA 90 $76,290
Yakima, WA 80 $103,790
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 80 $102,920
Kennewick-Richland, WA 70 $98,460

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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