Software Developer



Software Developers research, design, develop, and test operating systems-level software, compilers, and network distribution software for various applications. They set operational specifications and formulate and analyze software requirements. They apply principles and techniques of computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis.

Training at a glance

  • Time to Complete: Approx. 2 years
  • On the job time: 3675 hours
  • Related Instruction Time: 360 hours
  • Additional Training: Complete Transition to Trainer.

Wisconsin Employment Outlook & Wages*

  • Job Outlook through 2026 in Wisconsin: +12.4%
  • Experienced Level Salary: $99,910

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 * Wisconsin Long Term Occupation Employment Projections, 2016-2026 (Statewide). Office of Economic Advisors, WI Department of Workforce Development, December 2018. & US Bureau of Labor Statistics: Occupational Employment Statistics, estimates May 2017. Reports can be viewed on DWD's premiere source for Labor Market Information, WisConomy.com.

* * Average (mean) annual salary earned by the upper two-thirds of all workers in the selected location, occupation, and industry. Actual salaries will vary by employer and other factors.