Applications Software Developers Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for applications software developers in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of applications software developers among Illinois cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Applications Software Developers in Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$60,020
25th Percentile Wage
$74,420
50th Percentile Wage
$93,510
75th Percentile Wage
$116,100
90th Percentile Wage
$138,230

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for applications software developers in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $138,230. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $93,510. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $60,020.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of applications software developers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$93,510
-2.98% 8.01%
2016
$96,300
5.15% -
2015
$91,340
4.74% -
2014
$87,010
2.51% -
2013
$84,830
-1.40% -
2012
$86,020
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Applications Software Developers in Illinois Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of applications software developers in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of applications software developers in state of Illinois ranges from $57,860 to $96,550. The highest paying area for applications software developers in Illinois is Peoria with a median annual salary of $96,550. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $94,600). The lowest paying area is South Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $57,860.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Peoria
$96,550
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$94,600
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$93,960
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$93,650
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$93,270
Bloomington-Normal
$92,200
Rockford
$87,490
Springfield
$83,700
Champaign-Urbana
$78,800
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$57,860




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