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Want to work in Florida as a Systems Software Developer? Read this first!

22.2% Jobs Projection
$99,050 Median Salary
1,480 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Systems Software Developers in Florida is growing faster than average.

  • Systems Software Developers in Florida earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Systems Software Developers Work in Florida?

There were approximately 17,270 workers employed as Systems Software Developers in this state in 2018.

There were 16,500 Systems Software Developers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 770 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Systems Software Developers in FL Employment Trend

The typical state has 3,220 Systems Software Developers working in it, which means Florida has more Systems Software Developers than average.

Systems Software Developers in FL vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Florida

Jobs for Systems Software Developers in this state are growing at a rate of 22.2% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 11.1%.

Job Projections for Systems Software Developers: Nation vs. FL

Florida Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 1,480 annual job openings, and a total of 19,630 jobs for Florida Systems Software Developers in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 32,900 annual jobs and 472,100 total jobs in 2026.

What do Systems Software Developers Make in Florida?

In 2018 wages for Systems Software Developers ranged from $59,010 to $153,750 with $99,050 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $28.37 to $73.92. The median hourly rate was $47.62.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $46.78 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.84.

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

Systems Software Developers Earnings: FL vs. National Average

Top Florida Metros for Systems Software Developers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Systems Software Developers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 4,030 $90,520
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 3,770 $108,270
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 3,460 $103,090
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 2,270 $111,120
Jacksonville, FL 980 $84,120
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL 590 $94,750
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 570 $112,310
Tallahassee, FL 200 $86,180
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 150 $81,420
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 110 $82,180
Port St. Lucie, FL 100 $82,490
Panama City, FL 100 $90,350
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 90 $91,290
Gainesville, FL 80 $90,650
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 70 $92,800
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL 50 $79,630

Top States for Systems Software Developers Employment

The table below shows the states where most Systems Software Developers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 88,910 $127,670
Texas 28,720 $108,570
Virginia 27,800 $117,400
Massachusetts 25,540 $115,580
New York 19,690 $111,320
Florida 17,270 $99,050
Illinois 17,130 $107,390
Washington 16,130 $121,470
Maryland 15,430 $118,300
Georgia 12,910 $104,640
Arizona 11,500 $101,490
Colorado 11,170 $117,350
Michigan 10,320 $88,800
New Jersey 8,960 $121,680
Pennsylvania 8,810 $98,440
North Carolina 7,070 $104,710
Minnesota 6,460 $106,290
Missouri 6,440 $93,870
Utah 5,690 $102,640
Ohio 5,400 $98,830

Below are the states where Systems Software Developers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
California $127,670
New Hampshire $127,470
New Jersey $121,680
Washington $121,470
Maryland $118,300
Virginia $117,400
Colorado $117,350
Massachusetts $115,580
District of Columbia $115,500
New York $111,320

You may also be interested in the following careers:

Occupation FL Employment Total
Software Developers, Applications 38,160
Computer Programmers 10,390
Web Developers 7,190


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