Applications Software Developers Salary Information in Michigan

The average annual and hourly salaries for applications software developers in the state of Michigan are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of applications software developers among Michigan 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 Michigan

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$50,120
25th Percentile Wage
$65,630
50th Percentile Wage
$82,770
75th Percentile Wage
$106,620
90th Percentile Wage
$128,520

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for applications software developers in Michigan in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $128,520. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $82,770. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $50,120.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24.10
25th Percentile Wage
$31.56
50th Percentile Wage
$39.79
75th Percentile Wage
$51.26
90th Percentile Wage
$61.79

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for applications software developers in Michigan in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $61.79. The median hourly salary is $39.79. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24.10.

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
201682,7701.85%7.76%
201581,2403.37%-
201478,5002.47%-
201376,5600.27%-
201276,350--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of applications software developers in some Michigan cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of applications software developers in state of Michigan ranges from $53,860 to $93,010. The highest paying area for applications software developers in Michigan is Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn with a median annual salary of $93,010. The second highest paying city/area in Michigan State is Ann Arbor (mean annual salary $90,600). The lowest paying area is Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $53,860.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn
$93,010
Ann Arbor
$90,600
Detroit-Warren-Livonia
$87,900
Battle Creek
$86,220
Holland-Grand Haven
$81,540
Jackson
$80,470
Flint
$77,660
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills
$76,480
Kalamazoo-Portage
$76,020
Lansing-East Lansing
$76,010
South Bend-Mishawaka
$74,730
Niles-Benton Harbor
$72,090
Grand Rapids-Wyoming
$71,530
Saginaw-Saginaw Township North
$71,520
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$70,560
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$61,010
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$53,860



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