Systems Software Developers Salary Information in Michigan

The average annual and hourly salaries for systems software developers in the state of Michigan are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of systems software developers 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$47,990
25th Percentile Wage
$65,080
50th Percentile Wage
$84,300
75th Percentile Wage
$103,960
90th Percentile Wage
$126,390

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for systems 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 $126,390. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $84,300. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $47,990.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23.07
25th Percentile Wage
$31.29
50th Percentile Wage
$40.53
75th Percentile Wage
$49.98
90th Percentile Wage
$60.76

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for systems software developers in Michigan in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $60.76. The median hourly salary is $40.53. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23.07.

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
201684,300-4.79%2.30%
201588,3401.20%-
201487,2801.01%-
201386,4004.68%-
201282,360--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of systems software developers in some Michigan cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of systems software developers in state of Michigan ranges from $73,730 to $108,510. The highest paying area for systems software developers in Michigan is Holland-Grand Haven with a median annual salary of $108,510. The second highest paying city/area in Michigan State is Ann Arbor (mean annual salary $95,190). The lowest paying area is South Bend-Mishawaka with a median annual salary of $73,730.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Holland-Grand Haven
$108,510
Ann Arbor
$95,190
Niles-Benton Harbor
$92,400
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills
$89,630
Battle Creek
$87,200
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn
$84,810
Grand Rapids-Wyoming
$83,850
Detroit-Warren-Livonia
$83,150
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$81,540
Lansing-East Lansing
$80,970
Kalamazoo-Portage
$80,160
Flint
$79,810
Muskegon-Norton Shores
$74,730
South Bend-Mishawaka
$73,730


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