Software publishing

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Workforce

356k

2016 BLS Estimate

Average Employee Age

40.4

Estimated Job Growth

1.8%

10-Year Projection

Average Salary

$124,446

Average Male Salary

$135,009

Average Female Salary

$101,332

About

The top three occupations in the Software publishing Industry Group are Software developers, applications & systems software, Miscellaneous managers, Sales representatives, services, all other, Computer & information systems managers, and Marketing & sales managers. On average, full-time employees in the Software publishing Industry Group work 44.5 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $127,580. Part-time employees in the same industry work 22.4 hours and earn an average annual salary of $38,559.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Software publishing Industry Group are Redwood City, San Carlos & Belmont Cities PUMA, CA, Livermore, Pleasanton & Dublin Cities PUMA, CA, and Sunnyvale & San Jose (North) Cities PUMA, CA. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Software publishing.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Software publishing Industry Group. Software developers, applications & systems software are the most common position, but the Software publishing Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Computer & information research scientists, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Software publishing goes to Chief executives & legislators.

Occupations

Occupations by Share

356k

Workforce (BLS Estimate)

ACS Estimate: 151k

0.801%

1 Year Growth

± 8.88%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 356k people employed in the Software publishing Industry Group in 2016.

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Software publishing Industry Group has been growing at a rate of 0.801%, , from 150k people in 2016 to 151k people in 2017.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Software publishing by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Software developers, applications & systems software represent the largest share of positions held in Software publishing at 19.7%, followed by Miscellaneous managers with 10.7% and Sales representatives, services, all other with 9.75%.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Software publishing, by average wage, are Chief executives & legislators, Other financial clerks, and Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing.

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Wages

Average Salary

$124,446

AVERAGE WAGE

± $6,164

On average, employees in the Software publishing Industry Group make $124,446 per year. This number makes Software publishing the 3 highest paying Industry Group in the United States out of a total of 266 Industry Groups.

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Wage by Location

HIGHEST PAYING PUBLIC USE MICRODATA AREA

This map shows which public use microdata areas (PUMAs) pay the highest average salary to employees in the Software publishing Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.367

WAGE GINI

Software publishing has a wage GINI of 0.367, which is less than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Software publishing (shown in red) in comparison to the national average for those wage buckets (shown in gray).

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Opportunities

Spatial Concentration

This map shows the PUMAs in the United States that have revealed comparative advantage in the Software publishing Industry Group.

These are locations that employ more people in the Software publishing Industry Group than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the Software publishing Industry Group.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Software publishing Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $135,009 and $101,332. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

47.3k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

±5.34k

104k

MALE WORKFORCE

±7.9k

68.6% of workers in the Software publishing Industry Group are Male, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Software publishing Industry Group.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$135,009

AVERAGE MALE SALARY

±$7,890

$101,332

AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY

±$8,847

On average, Male workers in the Software publishing Industry Group make 1.33 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Software publishing Industry Group.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

RACE OR ETHNICITY WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE SALARY

  1. Asian

  2. White

  3. Two or More Races

On average, Asian employees in the Software publishing Industry Group earn 1.12 times more than other races and ethnicities. This chart shows the race and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in the Software publishing Industry Group.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Software publishing Industry Group. Based on estimates from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, this section indicates the amount of money spent by a specific industry in other industries. Information has the highest single input, by dollars, to the Software publishing Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Software publishing Industry Group is Information.

In this visualization, click on a category to expand or collapse it. All of the industries listed to the left are those places from which the highlighted industry has made purchases. They are the intermediate inputs to the highlighted industry. All those industries listed on the right side are those industries that have made purchases from the highlighted industry. They are the use of outputs of the highlighted industry. The visualizations below offer alternative ways to see and understand this data.

Industrial Flow

The closest comparable data for Software publishing is from Information.

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Intermediate Inputs

The Software publishing Industry Group gets the most input, by its share of the cost of all intermediate inputs, from the Information Industry. This visualization does not include labor and capital costs.

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Use of Output by Other Industries

The Information Industry purchases the greatest share of products and services from the Software publishing Industry Group in order to produce other goods and services. Purchases of the Software publishing Industry Group for final consumption by consumers, businesses, or government are not included here.

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Projections

Growth projections of the Software publishing Industry Group, both by number of employees and output, from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The national workforce is projected to grow 8.13% in the next ten years. The Software publishing Industry Group has a lower projected workforce growth at 1.8%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (4.2%) is lower than the projected national growth in output (24.6%).

Job Growth

1.8%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for the Software publishing Industry Group.

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Output Growth

4.2%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in output of the Software publishing Industry Group.

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