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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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Computer Programmers in Wisconsin

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$106,700
75th Percentile Wage
$89,590
50th Percentile Wage
$71,480
25th Percentile Wage
$53,710
10th Percentile Wage
$40,050

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 $106,700. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $71,480. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,050.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$51.30
75th Percentile Wage
$43.07
50th Percentile Wage
$34.36
25th Percentile Wage
$25.82
10th Percentile Wage
$19.25

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 $51.30. The median hourly salary is $34.36. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19.25.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $71,480 -1.13%
2013 $72,300 3.52%
2012 $69,840 3.70%
2011 $67,350 1.66%
2010 $66,250 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for computer programmers in state of Wisconsin from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 7.89%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 3.52%. We also note that the average annual wage had a relatively large growth of 3.70% in the year 2012 and a moderate increase of 1.66% in 2011.

Table 4. Average Computer Programmers Wage in Wisconsin vs. Related Jobs

Table 5. Median Annual Salary of Computer Programmers in Wisconsin Cities

Table 5 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 $46,270 to $86,180. The highest paying area for computer programmers in Wisconsin is Lake County-Kenosha County with a median annual salary of $86,180. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is Appleton (mean annual salary $79,380). The lowest paying area is Fond du Lac with a median annual salary of $46,270.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lake County-Kenosha County
$86,180
Appleton
$79,380
Madison
$76,980
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$74,530
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$69,120
Duluth
$69,120
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$68,600
Green Bay
$66,420
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$65,870
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$63,020
Sheboygan
$62,720
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$59,530
Racine
$58,350
Eau Claire
$57,930
Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$55,060
Oshkosh-Neenah
$51,980
Janesville
$46,750
Fond du Lac
$46,270

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