2024 Software Publishers Industry Statistics Report

Software Publishers - Market Size and Industry Forecast

The 2024 Software Publishers Industry Report contains historical and forecasted statistics used by leading private equity firms and consultants. Market sizes from 2019 to 2029 reflect industry trends and growth patterns. Revenues include both public and private companies in the Software Publishers industry.

Market Size (Total Revenue)


% Growth Rate
Number of Companies
Total Employees
Average Revenue per Company
Average Employees per Company
Source: U.S. government financial data.

Industry Revenue ($ Billions)

Industry Market Size
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
  • 2022
  • 2023

Advanced econometric models forecast five years of industry growth based on short- and long-term trend analysis. Market size includes revenue generated from all products and services sold within the industry.

Software Publishers - Geographic Breakdown by U.S. State

Market size by state reveals local opportunity through the number of companies located in the region. Each state's growth rate is affected by regional economic conditions. Data by state can be used to pinpoint profitable and nonprofitable locations for Software Publishers companies in the United States.

Software Publishers Revenue by State

Market Size by State

Distribution by Company Size

Company SizeAll IndustriesSoftware Publishers
Small Business (< 5 Employees)


Small Business (5 - 20)
Midsized Business (20 - 100)
Large Business (100 - 500)
Enterprise (> 500)

Software Publishers - Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial statement analysis determines averages for the following industry forces:
The report includes a traditional income statement from an "average" company (both public and private companies included).

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
Total Revenue


Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold (COGS)
Gross Profit
Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
Earnings Before Interest and Taxes (EBIT)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit

Average Income Statement

Average Income Statement

Cost of Goods Sold

Salaries, Wages, and Benefits



Depreciation and Amortization

Officer Compensation

Net Income

Software Publishers - Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratios allow a company's performance to be compared against that of its peers.

Financial RatioIndustry Average
Profitability Ratios


Profit Margin
Liquidity Ratios
Current Ratio
Quick Ratio
Activity Ratios
Average Collection Period
Asset Turnover Ratio
Receivables Turnover Ratio
Inventory Conversion Ratio

Software Publishers - Product Mix

Product DescriptionDescriptionRevenue
($ Millions)
Industry total


System software publishing
Application software publishing
Database management software publishing
Licensing of rights to reproduce & distribute computer software
Operating systems software publishing
General business productivity & home use applications publishing
Cross-industry application software publishing
Game software publishing
Information technology (it) technical support services

Software Publishers - Compensation and Salary Surveys

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom QuartileAverage (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations12%


Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers2%
Operations Specialties Managers5%
Business and Financial Operations Occupations13%
Business Operations Specialists10%
Computer and Mathematical Occupations52%
Computer Occupations52%
Software Developers and Programmers35%
Software Developers, Applications23%
Software Developers, Systems Software6%
Computer Support Specialists7%
Computer User Support Specialists6%
Sales and Related Occupations10%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing6%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing6%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations8%

Government Contracts

In the past, the federal government spent an annual total of $1,669,963,041 on the software publishers industry. It has awarded 17,432 contracts to 2,906 companies, with an average value of $574,660 per company.

Software Publishers and Adjacent Industries - Top Companies

($ Millions)


Software Publishers Industry Research
GeographyUnited States  
Publication DateMay 2024
Report FormatPDF Download  PDF

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