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Software Applications Developers in Florida

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40.0% Jobs Projection
$92,620 Median Salary
4,010 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Software Applications Developers Work in Florida?

In 2018, there were 38,160 Software Applications Developers working in the state.

There were 34,270 Software Applications Developers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 3,890 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Florida

Jobs for Software Applications Developers in this state are growing at a rate of 40.0% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 30.7%.


Florida Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 4,010 annual job openings, and 48,660 total jobs in 2026 for Software Applications Developers in this state.

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

What do Software Applications Developers Make in Florida?

In 2018 wages for Software Applications Developers ranged from $56,010 to $137,440 with $92,620 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $26.93 to $66.08. The median hourly rate was $44.53.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $42.32 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $2.21.

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


Top Florida 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
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 9,710 $93,130
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 8,700 $95,040
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 7,280 $93,410
Jacksonville, FL 3,550 $86,670
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 2,130 $101,970
Tallahassee, FL 780 $78,710
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 760 $96,080
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL 680 $100,310
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 550 $71,090
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 540 $96,200
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL 470 $71,060
Gainesville, FL 460 $75,160
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 440 $65,170
Port St. Lucie, FL 340 $78,770
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 320 $92,330
Panama City, FL 110 $85,390
Ocala, FL 90 $89,920
Punta Gorda, FL 60 $81,520

Top States for Software Applications Developers Employment

View the list below to see 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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