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Best states for a Software Developer

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We decided to bring you a list of the best states for jobs for Software Developers, considering how big the profession is in the United States.

Software Developer positions are available in every area, but not all places are the same -- they do not offer the same wages, benefits, time off, etc.

Pay, benefits, and opportunities vary greatly by place, and it's no different for Software Developers.

We found that Washington is the best state in the nation for Software Developers, and people in Anacortes earn the most in the field.

The bottom 10% level pay for Software Developers is $67,000.

The median pay hovers around $84,523.

The 10 Best States in America For Software Developers in 2019

  1. Washington
  2. California
  3. Texas
  4. New York
  5. North Carolina
  6. Delaware
  7. Massachusetts
  8. New Jersey
  9. Virginia
  10. Colorado
  • (5,404 jobs)
  • (12,403 jobs)
  • (7,186 jobs)
  • (4,508 jobs)
  • (2,769 jobs)
  • (363 jobs)
  • (2,872 jobs)
  • (3,127 jobs)
  • (4,893 jobs)
  • (2,401 jobs)

After looking at the our most recent data, we found that Washington is the best state for Software Developers.

So without further delay, here is the list of best states for Software Developers.

If you're interested, you can read more about the job scene here:

The 10 Best States For Software Developers in 2019

1. Washington

Total Software Developer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
5,404 $102,000 $85,000 $122,000 2.31
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Software Developer Jobs in Washington

2. California

Total Software Developer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
12,403 $100,006 $79,000 $125,000 1.2
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Software Developer Jobs in California

3. Texas

Total Software Developer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
7,186 $88,245 $73,000 $105,000 1.13
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Software Developer Jobs in Texas

4. New York

Total Software Developer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
4,508 $95,000 $72,000 $125,000 1.07
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Software Developer Jobs in New York

5. North Carolina

Total Software Developer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
2,769 $85,000 $72,000 $99,000 1.07
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Software Developer Jobs in North Carolina

6. Delaware

Total Software Developer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
363 $86,466 $75,000 $99,000 1.39
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Software Developer Jobs in Delaware

7. Massachusetts

Total Software Developer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
2,872 $88,000 $72,000 $106,000 1.07
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Software Developer Jobs in Massachusetts

8. New Jersey

Total Software Developer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
3,127 $88,689 $73,000 $106,000 1.26
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Software Developer Jobs in New Jersey

9. Virginia

Total Software Developer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
4,893 $86,980 $72,000 $104,000 1.53
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Software Developer Jobs in Virginia

10. Colorado

Total Software Developer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
2,401 $87,200 $70,000 $107,000 1.28
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Software Developer Jobs in Colorado

HOW WE DETERMINED THE BEST STATES TO BE a Software Developer

You can read about how the best state rankings are calculated here.

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