Systems Software Developers Salary Information in Massachusetts

The average annual and hourly salaries for systems software developers in the state of Massachusetts are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of systems software developers among 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 Systems Software Developers in Massachusetts

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$153,970
75th Percentile Wage
$137,880
50th Percentile Wage
$114,690
25th Percentile Wage
$91,710
10th Percentile Wage
$72,310

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for systems 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 $153,970. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $114,690. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $72,310.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$74.02
75th Percentile Wage
$66.29
50th Percentile Wage
$55.14
25th Percentile Wage
$44.09
10th Percentile Wage
$34.77

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for systems software developers in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $74.02. The median hourly salary is $55.14. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34.77.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $114,690 1.61%
2013 $112,870 3.55%
2012 $109,000 4.42%
2011 $104,390 3.95%
2010 $100,420 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for systems software developers in state of Massachusetts from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 14.21%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 3.55%. We also note that the average annual wage had a relatively large growth of 4.42% in the year 2012 and a relatively large increase of 3.95% in 2011.

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

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

Table 5 shows the median annual salary of systems software developers in some Massachusetts cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of systems software developers in state of Massachusetts ranges from $86,790 to $123,560. The highest paying area for systems software developers in Massachusetts is Worcester with a median annual salary of $123,560. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Boston-Cambridge-Quincy (mean annual salary $115,610). The lowest paying area is Pittsfield with a median annual salary of $86,790.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Worcester
$123,560
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$115,610
Taunton-Norton-Raynham
$115,200
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$115,090
Framingham
$112,220
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton
$109,040
Barnstable Town
$98,720
Peabody
$93,120
Springfield
$90,120
Pittsfield
$86,790

Systems Software Developers Salary by State

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