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Software Applications Developers in Pennsylvania

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Software Applications Developers in Pennsylvania

Want to work in Pennsylvania as a Software Applications Developer? Read this first!

26.5% Jobs Projection
$93,670 Median Salary
2,450 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Software Applications Developers Work in Pennsylvania?

There were approximately 28,260 workers employed as Software Applications Developers in this state in 2018.

There were 27,420 Software Applications Developers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 840 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Software Applications Developers in PA Employment Trend

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

Software Applications Developers in PA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Pennsylvania

Jobs for Software Applications Developers in this state are growing at a rate of 26.5% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 30.7%.

Job Projections for Software Applications Developers: Nation vs. PA

Pennsylvania Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 2,450 annual job openings, and 31,790 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 Pennsylvania?

In 2018 wages for Software Applications Developers ranged from $59,320 to $140,000 with $93,670 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $28.52 to $67.31. The median hourly rate was $45.03.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $44.6 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.43.

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

Software Applications Developers Earnings: PA vs. National Average

Top Pennsylvania 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
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 78,380 $111,960
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 20,510 $101,430
Pittsburgh, PA 8,620 $86,790
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 1,940 $86,480
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 1,080 $81,640
Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton, PA 520 $80,610
Lancaster, PA 510 $81,150
Reading, PA 430 $95,640
York-Hanover, PA 300 $79,730
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 240 $89,040
State College, PA 230 $83,730
Erie, PA 220 $81,480
Johnstown, PA 150 $73,720
Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA 100 $72,060
Altoona, PA 80 $77,650
Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA 50 $67,360
East Stroudsburg, PA 50 $70,840
Williamsport, PA 50 $72,120
Lebanon, PA 40 $73,510
Gettysburg, PA 30 $110,380

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 PA Employment Total
Computer Programmers 8,990
Software Developers, Systems Software 8,810
Web Developers 4,610

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