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37.8% Jobs Projection
$100,560 Median Salary
2,870 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Software Applications Developers Work in North Carolina?

There were approximately 30,580 workers employed as Software Applications Developers in this state in 2018.

There were 26,430 Software Applications Developers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 4,150 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Software Applications Developers in NC Employment Trend

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

Software Applications Developers in NC vs. the Average State

Job Projections for North Carolina

Jobs for Software Applications Developers in this state are growing at a rate of 37.8% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 30.7%.

Job Projections for Software Applications Developers: Nation vs. NC

North Carolina Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 2,870 annual Software Applications Developers job openings in North Carolina, and 35,150 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 North Carolina?

In 2018 wages for Software Applications Developers ranged from $62,340 to $152,000 with $100,560 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $29.97 to $73.08. The median hourly rate was $48.35.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $46.93 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $1.42.

The median salary in North Carolina is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Software Applications Developers Earnings: NC vs. National Average

Top North Carolina 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
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 10,900 $106,060
Raleigh, NC 10,220 $99,720
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 4,800 $99,190
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 3,070 $87,400
Greensboro-High Point, NC 1,350 $94,060
Wilmington, NC 660 $84,420
Winston-Salem, NC 530 $98,420
Asheville, NC 330 $89,490
Fayetteville, NC 220 $76,850
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 170 $108,480
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 50 n/a
New Bern, NC 40 $112,390
Burlington, NC 40 $84,420

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 NC Employment Total
Software Developers, Systems Software 7,070
Computer Programmers 6,210
Web Developers 3,320

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