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Computer Programmers Salary Information in Wisconsin

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,060
25th Percentile Wage
$54,380
50th Percentile Wage
$69,360
75th Percentile Wage
$88,360
90th Percentile Wage
$102,410

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for computer programmers in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $102,410. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $69,360. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,060.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20.22
25th Percentile Wage
$26.14
50th Percentile Wage
$33.34
75th Percentile Wage
$42.48
90th Percentile Wage
$49.23

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for computer programmers in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $49.23. The median hourly salary is $33.34. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20.22.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of computer programmers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201669,360-5.03%-0.69%
201572,8501.88%-
201471,480-1.15%-
201372,3003.40%-
201269,840--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of computer programmers in some Wisconsin cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of computer programmers in state of Wisconsin ranges from $49,820 to $95,060. The highest paying area for computer programmers in Wisconsin is Lake County-Kenosha County with a median annual salary of $95,060. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $84,550). The lowest paying area is La Crosse with a median annual salary of $49,820.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lake County-Kenosha County
$95,060
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$84,550
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$78,610
Madison
$73,140
Green Bay
$69,140
Appleton
$68,800
Duluth
$68,660
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$68,600
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$68,450
Eau Claire
$66,250
Janesville
$62,780
Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$61,190
Sheboygan
$59,960
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$59,530
Wausau
$58,950
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$50,920
Oshkosh-Neenah
$50,580
Racine
$49,980
La Crosse
$49,820


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