Systems Software Developers Salary Information in Wisconsin

The average annual and hourly salaries for systems software developers in the state of Wisconsin are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of systems software developers amongst 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 Systems Software Developers in Wisconsin

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$57,070
25th Percentile Wage
$69,060
50th Percentile Wage
$84,190
75th Percentile Wage
$98,940
90th Percentile Wage
$117,820

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for systems 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 $117,820. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $84,190. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $57,070.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27.44
25th Percentile Wage
$33.20
50th Percentile Wage
$40.47
75th Percentile Wage
$47.57
90th Percentile Wage
$56.64

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for systems software developers in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $56.64. The median hourly salary is $40.47. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27.44.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201684,190-0.70%-0.65%
201584,7801.84%-
201483,2200.00%-
201383,220-1.83%-
201284,740--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of systems software developers in some Wisconsin cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of systems software developers in state of Wisconsin ranges from $62,830 to $112,790. The highest paying area for systems software developers in Wisconsin is Lake County-Kenosha County with a median annual salary of $112,790. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington (mean annual salary $109,270). The lowest paying area is Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $62,830.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lake County-Kenosha County
$112,790
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$109,270
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$89,230
La Crosse
$86,440
Appleton
$85,420
Madison
$80,340
Green Bay
$78,220
Eau Claire
$76,650
Racine
$74,480
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$73,410
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$62,830


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