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 among Massachusetts 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$60,280
25th Percentile Wage
$83,090
50th Percentile Wage
$106,970
75th Percentile Wage
$131,660
90th Percentile Wage
$162,030

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 $162,030. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $106,970. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $60,280.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28.98
25th Percentile Wage
$39.95
50th Percentile Wage
$51.43
75th Percentile Wage
$63.30
90th Percentile Wage
$77.90

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 $77.90. The median hourly salary is $51.43. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28.98.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of applications software developers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016106,9701.23%9.62%
2015105,6501.13%-
2014104,4606.38%-
201397,8001.15%-
201296,680--

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 $82,810 to $107,930. The highest paying area for applications software developers in Massachusetts is Boston-Cambridge-Quincy with a median annual salary of $107,930. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Boston-Cambridge-Quincy (mean annual salary $107,030). The lowest paying area is Barnstable Town with a median annual salary of $82,810.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$107,930
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$107,030
Framingham
$105,850
Worcester
$102,950
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton
$102,200
Peabody
$96,340
Springfield
$94,430
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner
$91,250
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$89,160
Barnstable Town
$82,810


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