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Systems Software Developers in Illinois

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Systems Software Developers in Illinois

Is Illinois a good place for you to work as a Systems Software Developer?

13.1% Jobs Projection
$107,390 Median Salary
1,030 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Systems Software Developers Work in Illinois?

17,130 people worked as Systems Software Developers in 2018 in this state.

There were 14,150 Systems Software Developers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 2,980 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Systems Software Developers in IL Employment Trend

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

Systems Software Developers in IL vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Illinois

Jobs for Systems Software Developers in this state are growing at a rate of 13.1% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 11.1%.

Job Projections for Systems Software Developers: Nation vs. IL

Illinois Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 1,030 annual Systems Software Developers job openings in Illinois, and 14,500 total jobs in the year 2026.

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

What do Systems Software Developers Make in Illinois?

In 2018 wages for Systems Software Developers ranged from $66,690 to $154,480 with $107,390 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $32.06 to $74.27. The median hourly rate was $51.63.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $50.16 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $1.47.

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

Systems Software Developers Earnings: IL vs. National Average

Top Illinois 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
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 15,230 $108,670
St. Louis, MO-IL 3,830 $102,500
Champaign-Urbana, IL 450 $91,800
Peoria, IL 400 $96,980
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 130 $80,130
Rockford, IL 110 $91,960

Top States for Systems Software Developers Employment

View the list below to see 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

Discover similar careers:

Occupation IL Employment Total
Software Developers, Applications 30,500
Computer Programmers 11,350
Web Developers 5,180


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