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Software Applications Developers in Kentucky

Is Kentucky a good place for you to work as a Software Applications Developer?

33.5% Jobs Projection
$80,760 Median Salary
560 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Software Applications Developers Work in Kentucky?

In Kentucky, there were 5,700 people working as Software Applications Developers in the year 2018.

There were 5,200 Software Applications Developers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 500 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Software Applications Developers in KY Employment Trend

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

Software Applications Developers in KY vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Kentucky

Jobs for Software Applications Developers in this state are growing at a rate of 33.5% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 30.7%.

Job Projections for Software Applications Developers: Nation vs. KY

Kentucky Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 560 annual Software Applications Developers job openings in Kentucky, and 6,970 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 Kentucky?

In 2018 wages for Software Applications Developers ranged from $43,430 to $126,760 with $80,760 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $20.88 to $60.94. The median hourly rate was $38.83.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $36.68 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $2.15.

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

Software Applications Developers Earnings: KY vs. National Average

Top Kentucky 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
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 6,930 $92,050
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 3,700 $82,980
Lexington-Fayette, KY 930 $82,730
Evansville, IN-KY 280 $84,030
Clarksville, TN-KY 80 $91,960
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 80 $55,350
Bowling Green, KY 50 $63,270

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 KY Employment Total
Software Developers, Systems Software 2,300
Computer Programmers 1,270
Web Developers 1,130

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