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Systems Software Developers in New York

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Systems Software Developers in New York

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

27.3% Jobs Projection
$111,320 Median Salary
1,960 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Systems Software Developers Work in New York?

In New York, there were 19,690 people working as Systems Software Developers in the year 2018.

There were 20,710 Systems Software Developers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 1,020 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Systems Software Developers in NY Employment Trend

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

Systems Software Developers in NY vs. the Average State

Job Projections for New York

Jobs for Systems Software Developers in this state are growing at a rate of 27.3% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 11.1%.

Job Projections for Systems Software Developers: Nation vs. NY

New York Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 1,960 annual Systems Software Developers job openings in New York, and 25,300 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 New York?

In 2018 wages for Systems Software Developers ranged from $63,800 to $170,610 with $111,320 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $30.67 to $82.03. The median hourly rate was $53.52.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $53.72 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $0.20.

The median salary in New York is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Systems Software Developers Earnings: NY vs. National Average

Top New York 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
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 20,270 $121,410
Rochester, NY 2,270 $95,580
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 1,050 $80,530
Syracuse, NY 950 $107,570
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 670 $100,670
Binghamton, NY 550 $110,560
Utica-Rome, NY 290 $106,250
Ithaca, NY 100 $90,320

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 NY Employment Total
Software Developers, Applications 52,640
Computer Programmers 15,380
Web Developers 12,030


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