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Software Applications Developers in California

Considering a career as a Software Applications Developer in California?

40.1% Jobs Projection
$123,630 Median Salary
15,500 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Software Applications Developers in California is growing faster than average.

  • Software Applications Developers in California earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Software Applications Developers Work in California?

In 2018, there were 148,550 Software Applications Developers working in the state.

There were 141,870 Software Applications Developers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 6,680 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Software Applications Developers in CA Employment Trend

The typical state has 6,540 Software Applications Developers working in it, which means California has more Software Applications Developers than average.

Software Applications Developers in CA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for California

Jobs for Software Applications Developers in this state are growing at a rate of 40.1% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 30.7%.

Job Projections for Software Applications Developers: Nation vs. CA

California Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 15,500 annual job openings, and a total of 188,000 jobs for California Software Applications Developers in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 85,700 annual jobs and 1,086,600 total jobs in 2026.

What do Software Applications Developers Make in California?

In 2018 wages for Software Applications Developers ranged from $72,510 to $188,420 with $123,630 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $34.86 to $90.59. The median hourly rate was $59.44.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $58.28 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $1.16.

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

Software Applications Developers Earnings: CA vs. National Average

Top California Metros for Software Applications Developers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Software Applications Developers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 50,440 $127,390
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 42,460 $138,000
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 29,890 $113,670
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 10,830 $110,930
Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, CA 4,220 $100,360
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,700 $101,810
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 930 $116,620
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 810 $94,250
Santa Rosa, CA 570 $117,780
Bakersfield, CA 490 $113,100
Chico, CA 290 $106,720
Fresno, CA 290 $107,170
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 250 $115,020
Salinas, CA 190 $107,940
Modesto, CA 190 $86,410
Visalia-Porterville, CA 140 $106,120
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 120 $120,460
Stockton-Lodi, CA 120 $102,530
Madera, CA 30 $105,970

Top States for Software Applications Developers Employment

The table below shows the states where most Software Applications Developers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 148,550 $123,630
Texas 71,260 $108,490
Washington 53,860 $128,200
New York 52,640 $111,970
New Jersey 46,930 $101,460
Florida 38,160 $92,620
Virginia 38,110 $109,740
Ohio 35,100 $91,280
North Carolina 30,580 $100,560
Illinois 30,500 $95,420
Georgia 30,440 $100,820
Colorado 30,400 $104,980
Michigan 29,540 $87,880
Massachusetts 29,110 $105,620
Pennsylvania 28,260 $93,670
Minnesota 19,970 $95,220
Wisconsin 16,940 $84,480
Oregon 15,610 $100,080
Missouri 15,380 $91,820
Arizona 14,130 $98,640

Below are the states where Software Applications Developers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Washington $128,200
California $123,630
District of Columbia $113,750
New York $111,970
Virginia $109,740
New Hampshire $108,650
Texas $108,490
Massachusetts $105,620
Colorado $104,980
Nevada $102,380

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Occupation CA Employment Total
Software Developers, Systems Software 88,910
Computer Programmers 29,740
Web Developers 20,170

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