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 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$70,040
25th Percentile Wage
$89,750
50th Percentile Wage
$113,480
75th Percentile Wage
$139,170
90th Percentile Wage
$162,050

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 $162,050. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $113,480. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $70,040.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33.68
25th Percentile Wage
$43.15
50th Percentile Wage
$54.56
75th Percentile Wage
$66.91
90th Percentile Wage
$77.91

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 $77.91. The median hourly salary is $54.56. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33.68.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016113,4800.62%3.95%
2015112,780-1.69%-
2014114,6901.59%-
2013112,8703.43%-
2012109,000--

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

Table 3 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 $88,870 to $121,190. The highest paying area for systems software developers in Massachusetts is Taunton-Norton-Raynham with a median annual salary of $121,190. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton (mean annual salary $115,090). The lowest paying area is New Bedford with a median annual salary of $88,870.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Taunton-Norton-Raynham
$121,190
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton
$115,090
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$114,990
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$114,260
Peabody
$113,970
Framingham
$109,740
Pittsfield
$103,360
Worcester
$92,700
Barnstable Town
$92,040
Springfield
$89,370
New Bedford
$88,870


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