Systems Software Developers Salary Information in Michigan

The average annual salaries for systems software developers in the state of Michigan are shown in Table 1. The comparison of the salary statistics of systems software developers among Michigan metropolitan areas is shown in Table 2. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2018 and published in April 2019 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual Salary of Systems Software Developers in Michigan (2018 Survey)

Percentile bracketAverage annual salary
10th Percentile Wage
$48,810
25th Percentile Wage
$69,050
50th Percentile Wage
$88,800
75th Percentile Wage
$107,380
90th Percentile Wage
$128,970

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for systems software developers in Michigan in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $128,970. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $88,800. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $48,810.

Median salary trend (2012 to 2018)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of systems software developers from 2012 to 2018.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth6-Year Growth
2018
$88,800
1.11% 7.25%
2017
$87,810
4.00% -
2016
$84,300
-4.79% -
2015
$88,340
1.20% -
2014
$87,280
1.01% -
2013
$86,400
4.68% -
2012
$82,360
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Systems Software Developers in Michigan Cities (2018 Survey)

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of systems software developers in some Michigan cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of systems software developers in state of Michigan ranges from $58,480 to $108,510. The highest paying area for systems software developers in Michigan is Holland-Grand Haven with a median annual salary of $108,510. The second highest paying city/area in Michigan State is Jackson (mean annual salary $106,270). The lowest paying area is Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $58,480.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Holland-Grand Haven
$108,510
Jackson
$106,270
Niles-Benton Harbor
$95,670
Detroit-Warren-Livonia
$90,950
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills
$89,630
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn
$88,130
Ann Arbor
$87,860
Kalamazoo-Portage
$87,850
Battle Creek
$87,200
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$85,560
Grand Rapids-Wyoming
$83,040
Lansing-East Lansing
$78,510
Flint
$75,180
South Bend-Mishawaka
$75,040
Muskegon-Norton Shores
$74,730
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$74,150
Saginaw-Saginaw Township North
$67,400
Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$59,820
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$58,480




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