Becoming a Software Development Engineer via Online Education?

At the very least, online education can help you lay a foundation and/or open up alternate career paths. Kaplan University, one of the highest ranking online schools, is a US school (accredited) offering software engineering courses to train individuals to become top-notch software engineers, software developers, game software developers, computer software engineers, software development engineers, software quality assurance engineers, software quality engineers, etc. Currently, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics there are 495,500 people employed as computer software engineers, applications alone in America, and their average annual salary is $90,170. Colleges and universities like Kaplan University that provide online education are successfully launching workers into this field.

Software Development Engineer Salary Information

Category: Computer software engineers, applications

Total # Employed in the US 495,500
Average Hourly Wage: $43.35/hr
Hourly Wage Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$26.36 $33.29 $42.06 $51.78 $63.5
Average Yearly Salary $90,170
Yearly Salary Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$54,840 $69,230 $87,480 $107,710 $132,080
Employment Demographics
% OF WORKERS WITH
< High School Diploma High School Diploma Some College Associate Degree Bachelor Degree Master Degree Doctoral Degree
0.3% 2.6% 9.8% 5.5% 48.7% 29.3% 3.8%
Computer software engineers, applications — WAGES BY STATE, SORTED BY SALARY
STATEAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Missouri $49.48/hr $102,920
Colorado $49.08/hr $102,080
Mississippi $45.82/hr $95,310
North Dakota $45.2/hr $94,010
Oklahoma $45.15/hr $93,910
Connecticut $44.41/hr $92,370
Wyoming $44/hr $91,520
Kansas $43.6/hr $90,690
District of Columbia $43.54/hr $90,560
North Carolina $43.46/hr $90,390
Idaho $43.45/hr $90,370
Tennessee $42.66/hr $88,740
Delaware $42.53/hr $88,470
Florida $42.45/hr $88,300
Virginia $42.43/hr $88,260
Nebraska $42.09/hr $87,550
Oregon $42.01/hr $87,380
Ohio $41.23/hr $85,760
Arkansas $40.71/hr $84,680
Alabama $40.18/hr $83,580
Guam $40.07/hr $83,350
Utah $39.99/hr $83,170
Hawaii $39.73/hr $82,630
South Carolina $39.17/hr $81,480
Iowa $38.62/hr $80,330
New Hampshire $37.68/hr $78,380
Alaska $37.13/hr $77,240
Montana $37.13/hr $77,220
New York $36.92/hr $76,790
Wisconsin $36.34/hr $75,590
Puerto Rico $35.85/hr $74,560
New Mexico $35.83/hr $74,530
Indiana $35.53/hr $73,890
Louisiana $35.24/hr $73,310
Maine $34.75/hr $72,280
Washington $34.63/hr $72,030
Kentucky $34.37/hr $71,490
West Virginia $33.66/hr $70,010
Maryland $33.64/hr $69,970
Massachusetts $33.59/hr $69,870
South Dakota $32.33/hr $67,250
Nevada $32.14/hr $66,840
Pennsylvania $31.54/hr $65,610
Michigan $31.39/hr $65,290
New Jersey $30.91/hr $64,280
California $30.84/hr $64,150


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