Software Pay Data 2020data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
It’s worth having a look at Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook for computer and IT occupations now and then:
Software Developers, Quality Assurance Analysts, Testers
Software developers design computer applications or programs.
Software quality assurance analysts and testers identify problems with applications or programs and report defects.
2020 Median Pay: $110,140 per year; $52.95 per hour
2020 Jobs: 1,847,900
Projected Jobs Growth to 2030: 22% (much faster than average)
Computer programmers write and test code that allows computer applications and software programs to function properly.
2020 Median Pay: $89,190 per year; $42.88 per hour
2020 Jobs: 185,700
Projected Jobs Growth to 2030: -10% (decline)
Web Developers, Digital Designers
Web developers create and maintain websites.
Digital designers develop, create, and test website or interface layout, functions, and navigation for usability.
2020 Median Pay: $77,200 per year; $37.12 per hour
2020 Jobs: 199,400
Projected Jobs Growth to 2030: 13% (faster than average)
Lawyers advise and represent individuals, businesses, and government agencies on legal issues and disputes.
2020 Median Pay: $126,930 per year; $61.03 per hour
2020 Jobs: 804,200
Projected Jobs Growth to 2030: 9% (as fast as average)
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