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Systems Software Developers in Pennsylvania

Considering a career as a Systems Software Developer in Pennsylvania?

11.7% Jobs Projection
$98,440 Median Salary
810 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Systems Software Developers Work in Pennsylvania?

In 2018, there were 8,810 Systems Software Developers working in the state.

There were 10,630 Systems Software Developers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 1,820 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Pennsylvania

Jobs for Systems Software Developers in this state are growing at a rate of 11.7% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 11.1%.


Pennsylvania Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 810 annual job openings, and a total of 11,540 jobs for Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania?

In 2018 wages for Systems Software Developers ranged from $65,890 to $154,880 with $98,440 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $31.68 to $74.46. The median hourly rate was $47.33.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $47.1 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.23.

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


Top Pennsylvania 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
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 5,860 $107,650
Pittsburgh, PA 2,440 $94,930
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 420 $90,450
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 310 $102,640
Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton, PA 220 $93,840
Reading, PA 150 $97,290
Lancaster, PA 110 $95,290

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

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