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 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 Systems Software Developers in Wisconsin

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$56,370
25th Percentile Wage
$69,400
50th Percentile Wage
$84,820
75th Percentile Wage
$100,930
90th Percentile Wage
$121,990

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 $121,990. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $84,820. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $56,370.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of systems software developers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$84,820
0.74% 0.09%
2016
$84,190
-0.70% -
2015
$84,780
1.84% -
2014
$83,220
0.00% -
2013
$83,220
-1.83% -
2012
$84,740
- -

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 $114,820. The highest paying area for systems software developers in Wisconsin is Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington with a median annual salary of $114,820. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is Lake County-Kenosha County (mean annual salary $113,880). The lowest paying area is Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $62,830.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$114,820
Lake County-Kenosha County
$113,880
Duluth
$99,680
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$89,110
Janesville
$86,580
Racine
$86,410
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$85,520
Appleton
$85,460
Green Bay
$83,740
Eau Claire
$82,540
Sheboygan
$82,300
Madison
$81,400
Wausau
$78,420
La Crosse
$78,240
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$77,710
Oshkosh-Neenah
$73,790
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$62,830




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