Applications Software Developers Salary Information in Massachusetts

The average annual and hourly salaries for applications software developers in the state of Massachusetts are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of applications software developers amongst Massachusetts metropolitan areas 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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$162,590
75th Percentile Wage
$132,930
50th Percentile Wage
$104,460
25th Percentile Wage
$81,320
10th Percentile Wage
$65,370

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for applications software developers in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $162,590. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $104,460. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $65,370.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$78.17
75th Percentile Wage
$63.91
50th Percentile Wage
$50.22
25th Percentile Wage
$39.10
10th Percentile Wage
$31.43

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for applications software developers in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $78.17. The median hourly salary is $50.22. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31.43.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $104,460 6.81%
2013 $97,800 1.16%
2012 $96,680 0.95%
2011 $95,770 -0.17%
2010 $95,930 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for applications software developers in state of Massachusetts from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 8.89%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 1.16%. We also see the year 2012 had a salary increase 0.95% while year 2011 had a negtive growth of -0.17%.

Table 4. Average Applications Software Developers Wage in Massachusetts vs. Related Jobs

OccupationAverage Wage
Applications Software Developers
$104,460
Systems Software Developers
$114,690
Web Developers
$74,080
Database Administrators
$79,560
Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$81,390
Computer Network Architects
$113,970
Computer User Support Specialists
$58,430

Table 5. Median Annual Salary of Applications Software Developers in Massachusetts Cities

Table 5 shows the median annual salary of applications software developers in some Massachusetts cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of applications software developers in state of Massachusetts ranges from $79,610 to $106,600. The highest paying area for applications software developers in Massachusetts is Boston-Cambridge-Quincy with a median annual salary of $106,600. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Worcester (mean annual salary $105,370). The lowest paying area is Barnstable Town with a median annual salary of $79,610.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$106,600
Worcester
$105,370
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$104,660
Framingham
$95,110
Taunton-Norton-Raynham
$89,900
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$89,160
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton
$86,070
Peabody
$84,410
Springfield
$80,750
Barnstable Town
$79,610

Applications Software Developers Salary by State

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