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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$62,350
25th Percentile Wage
$80,260
50th Percentile Wage
$103,700
75th Percentile Wage
$129,300
90th Percentile Wage
$159,340

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 $159,340. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $103,700. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $62,350.

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
$103,700
-3.15% 6.77%
2016
$106,970
1.23% -
2015
$105,650
1.13% -
2014
$104,460
6.38% -
2013
$97,800
1.15% -
2012
$96,680
- -

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

Table 3 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 $78,460 to $122,890. The highest paying area for applications software developers in Massachusetts is Taunton-Norton-Raynham with a median annual salary of $122,890. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Framingham (mean annual salary $113,670). The lowest paying area is Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner with a median annual salary of $78,460.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Taunton-Norton-Raynham
$122,890
Framingham
$113,670
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$105,160
Worcester
$103,410
Peabody
$101,240
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$100,560
New Bedford
$97,870
Pittsfield
$95,710
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton
$95,690
Springfield
$94,150
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$89,160
Barnstable Town
$86,480
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner
$78,460




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