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Software Applications Developers in Virginia

Considering a career as a Software Applications Developer in Virginia?

32.7% Jobs Projection
$109,740 Median Salary
3,790 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Software Applications Developers Work in Virginia?

38,110 people worked as Software Applications Developers in 2018 in this state.

There were 35,960 Software Applications Developers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 2,150 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Software Applications Developers in VA Employment Trend

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

Software Applications Developers in VA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Virginia

Jobs for Software Applications Developers in this state are growing at a rate of 32.7% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 30.7%.

Job Projections for Software Applications Developers: Nation vs. VA

Virginia Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 3,790 annual job openings, and 47,510 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 Virginia?

In 2018 wages for Software Applications Developers ranged from $66,700 to $168,650 with $109,740 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $32.07 to $81.08. The median hourly rate was $52.76.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $51.2 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $1.56.

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

Software Applications Developers Earnings: VA vs. National Average

Top Virginia 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
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 33,530 $115,360
Richmond, VA 4,490 $100,940
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 3,070 $87,400
Charlottesville, VA 870 $92,270
Roanoke, VA 330 $84,310
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 290 $90,730
Lynchburg, VA 260 $107,930
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 140 $81,380
Harrisonburg, VA 120 $89,810
Staunton-Waynesboro, VA 90 $78,280
Winchester, VA-WV 70 $77,960

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 VA Employment Total
Software Developers, Systems Software 27,800
Computer Programmers 7,110
Web Developers 3,840

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