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Software Applications Developers in Illinois

Considering a career as a Software Applications Developer in Illinois?

28.4% Jobs Projection
$95,420 Median Salary
2,690 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Software Applications Developers Work in Illinois?

In Illinois, there were 30,500 people working as Software Applications Developers in the year 2018.

There were 27,460 Software Applications Developers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 3,040 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Software Applications Developers in IL Employment Trend

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

Software Applications Developers in IL vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Illinois

Jobs for Software Applications Developers in this state are growing at a rate of 28.4% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 30.7%.

Job Projections for Software Applications Developers: Nation vs. IL

Illinois Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 2,690 annual Software Applications Developers job openings in Illinois, and 34,570 total jobs in the year 2026.

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

What do Software Applications Developers Make in Illinois?

In 2018 wages for Software Applications Developers ranged from $59,800 to $137,200 with $95,420 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $28.75 to $65.96. The median hourly rate was $45.88.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $44.96 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.92.

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

Software Applications Developers Earnings: IL vs. National Average

Top Illinois 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
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 26,860 $96,520
St. Louis, MO-IL 8,010 $97,590
Peoria, IL 750 $90,670
Champaign-Urbana, IL 660 $77,790
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 560 $83,970
Springfield, IL 340 $90,330
Rockford, IL 240 $85,380
Cape Girardeau, MO-IL 40 $73,760
Decatur, IL 40 $65,230

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

You may also be interested in the following careers:

Occupation IL Employment Total
Software Developers, Systems Software 17,130
Computer Programmers 11,350
Web Developers 5,180

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