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

16.1% Jobs Projection
$104,710 Median Salary
730 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Systems Software Developers Work in North Carolina?

In North Carolina, there were 7,070 people working as Systems Software Developers in the year 2018.

There were 8,070 Systems Software Developers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 1,000 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Systems Software Developers in NC Employment Trend

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

Systems Software Developers in NC vs. the Average State

Job Projections for North Carolina

Jobs for Systems Software Developers in this state are growing at a rate of 16.1% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 11.1%.

Job Projections for Systems Software Developers: Nation vs. NC

North Carolina Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 730 annual job openings, and 10,030 total jobs in 2026 for Systems Software Developers in this state.

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

What do Systems Software Developers Make in North Carolina?

In 2018 wages for Systems Software Developers ranged from $69,100 to $150,490 with $104,710 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $33.22 to $72.35. The median hourly rate was $50.34.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $51.74 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $1.40.

The median salary in North Carolina is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Systems Software Developers Earnings: NC vs. National Average

Top North Carolina 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
Raleigh, NC 2,340 $103,480
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 2,000 $106,430
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 1,900 $106,550
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 1,680 $100,930
Greensboro-High Point, NC 210 $104,420
Winston-Salem, NC 100 $114,070
Burlington, NC 50 $71,970

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 NC Employment Total
Software Developers, Applications 30,580
Computer Programmers 6,210
Web Developers 3,320


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