Applications Software Developers Salary Information in Wisconsin

The average annual and hourly salaries for applications software developers in the state of Wisconsin are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of applications software developers among Wisconsin 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Applications Software Developers in Wisconsin

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$54,400
25th Percentile Wage
$67,430
50th Percentile Wage
$82,790
75th Percentile Wage
$100,560
90th Percentile Wage
$122,520

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for applications software developers in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $122,520. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $82,790. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $54,400.

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
$82,790
1.97% 7.38%
2016
$81,160
-1.05% -
2015
$82,010
2.29% -
2014
$80,130
0.05% -
2013
$80,090
4.26% -
2012
$76,680
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Applications Software Developers in Wisconsin Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of applications software developers in some Wisconsin cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of applications software developers in state of Wisconsin ranges from $57,350 to $128,490. The highest paying area for applications software developers in Wisconsin is Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $128,490. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is Lake County-Kenosha County (mean annual salary $97,910). The lowest paying area is Eau Claire with a median annual salary of $57,350.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$128,490
Lake County-Kenosha County
$97,910
Appleton
$91,460
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$91,050
Oshkosh-Neenah
$87,680
Wausau
$87,440
Sheboygan
$86,190
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$85,130
Madison
$84,090
Janesville
$81,860
Fond du Lac
$81,790
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$78,470
Duluth
$77,710
Racine
$76,050
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$73,700
Green Bay
$69,610
La Crosse
$64,460
Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$63,690
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$62,770
Eau Claire
$57,350




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