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 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 Applications Software Developers in Michigan

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,760
25th Percentile Wage
$69,380
50th Percentile Wage
$87,880
75th Percentile Wage
$109,770
90th Percentile Wage
$129,860

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 $129,860. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $87,880. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $53,760.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of applications software developers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$87,880
5.81% 13.12%
2016
$82,770
1.85% -
2015
$81,240
3.37% -
2014
$78,500
2.47% -
2013
$76,560
0.27% -
2012
$76,350
- -

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 $58,440 to $107,620. The highest paying area for applications software developers in Michigan is Battle Creek with a median annual salary of $107,620. The second highest paying city/area in Michigan State is Ann Arbor (mean annual salary $94,470). The lowest paying area is Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $58,440.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Battle Creek
$107,620
Ann Arbor
$94,470
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn
$92,950
Detroit-Warren-Livonia
$91,620
Muskegon-Norton Shores
$87,970
Flint
$86,140
Jackson
$83,780
Kalamazoo-Portage
$83,090
Holland-Grand Haven
$81,540
Monroe
$80,350
Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$80,240
Niles-Benton Harbor
$77,340
Saginaw-Saginaw Township North
$77,230
Lansing-East Lansing
$77,170
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills
$76,480
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$75,180
Grand Rapids-Wyoming
$72,910
South Bend-Mishawaka
$71,690
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$62,090
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$58,440




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