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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$54,550
25th Percentile Wage
$67,090
50th Percentile Wage
$81,160
75th Percentile Wage
$98,280
90th Percentile Wage
$117,600

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 $117,600. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $81,160. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $54,550.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26.23
25th Percentile Wage
$32.26
50th Percentile Wage
$39.02
75th Percentile Wage
$47.25
90th Percentile Wage
$56.54

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for applications software developers in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $56.54. The median hourly salary is $39.02. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26.23.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of applications software developers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201681,160-1.05%5.52%
201582,0102.29%-
201480,1300.05%-
201380,0904.26%-
201276,680--

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 $61,480 to $97,680. The highest paying area for applications software developers in Wisconsin is Lake County-Kenosha County with a median annual salary of $97,680. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington (mean annual salary $91,660). The lowest paying area is Eau Claire with a median annual salary of $61,480.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lake County-Kenosha County
$97,680
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$91,660
Sheboygan
$86,690
Appleton
$86,610
Oshkosh-Neenah
$85,570
Fond du Lac
$84,860
Wausau
$84,450
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$83,010
Madison
$81,480
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$78,290
Janesville
$76,250
Racine
$75,630
Green Bay
$74,730
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$73,290
Duluth
$72,330
La Crosse
$66,340
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$62,770
Eau Claire
$61,480


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