Computer Programmers Salary Information in Michigan

The average annual and hourly salaries for computer programmers in the state of Michigan are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of computer programmers among Michigan 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 Computer Programmers in Michigan

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,750
25th Percentile Wage
$56,470
50th Percentile Wage
$70,950
75th Percentile Wage
$87,770
90th Percentile Wage
$102,430

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for computer programmers in Michigan in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $102,430. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $70,950. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $43,750.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of computer programmers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$70,950
-1.13% 4.81%
2016
$71,750
1.24% -
2015
$70,860
-2.60% -
2014
$72,700
6.67% -
2013
$67,850
0.46% -
2012
$67,540
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Computer Programmers in Michigan Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of computer programmers in some Michigan cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of computer programmers in state of Michigan ranges from $57,080 to $76,420. The highest paying area for computer programmers in Michigan is Ann Arbor with a median annual salary of $76,420. The second highest paying city/area in Michigan State is Jackson (mean annual salary $75,370). The lowest paying area is Saginaw-Saginaw Township North with a median annual salary of $57,080.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Ann Arbor
$76,420
Jackson
$75,370
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills
$74,880
Detroit-Warren-Livonia
$71,650
Lansing-East Lansing
$71,280
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn
$71,110
Holland-Grand Haven
$70,160
Kalamazoo-Portage
$68,480
Battle Creek
$67,360
Flint
$66,840
Grand Rapids-Wyoming
$65,860
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$63,730
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$63,690
Niles-Benton Harbor
$63,640
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$61,370
South Bend-Mishawaka
$60,040
Saginaw-Saginaw Township North
$57,080




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