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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$45,960
25th Percentile Wage
$57,050
50th Percentile Wage
$72,410
75th Percentile Wage
$91,090
90th Percentile Wage
$104,040

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 $104,040. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $72,410. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $45,960.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of computer programmers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$72,410
4.21% 3.55%
2016
$69,360
-5.03% -
2015
$72,850
1.88% -
2014
$71,480
-1.15% -
2013
$72,300
3.40% -
2012
$69,840
- -

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 $50,920 to $84,410. The highest paying area for computer programmers in Wisconsin is Lake County-Kenosha County with a median annual salary of $84,410. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is Eau Claire (mean annual salary $78,800). The lowest paying area is Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $50,920.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lake County-Kenosha County
$84,410
Eau Claire
$78,800
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$78,540
Madison
$75,310
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$74,150
Janesville
$73,990
Racine
$71,980
Appleton
$71,760
Fond du Lac
$69,790
Green Bay
$67,160
Wausau
$64,200
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$64,010
Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$63,980
Sheboygan
$63,350
Oshkosh-Neenah
$63,080
Duluth
$62,140
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$62,000
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$59,530
La Crosse
$54,820
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$50,920




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