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15.2% Jobs Projection
$88,800 Median Salary
1,000 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Systems Software Developers in Michigan are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Systems Software Developers in Michigan is growing faster than average.

  • Systems Software Developers in Michigan earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Systems Software Developers Work in Michigan?

10,320 people worked as Systems Software Developers in 2018 in this state.

There were 11,090 Systems Software Developers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 770 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 3,220 Systems Software Developers working in it, which means Michigan has more Systems Software Developers than average.


Job Projections for Michigan

Jobs for Systems Software Developers in this state are growing at a rate of 15.2% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 11.1%.


Michigan Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 1,000 annual job openings, and a total of 13,980 jobs for Michigan Systems Software Developers in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 32,900 annual jobs and 472,100 total jobs in 2026.

What do Systems Software Developers Make in Michigan?

In 2018 wages for Systems Software Developers ranged from $48,810 to $128,970 with $88,800 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $23.47 to $62.01. The median hourly rate was $42.69.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $42.22 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.47.

The median salary in Michigan is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top Michigan Metros for Systems Software Developers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Systems Software Developers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 6,970 $90,950
Ann Arbor, MI 1,050 $87,860
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 660 $83,040
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 400 $78,510
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 100 $75,040
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 60 $87,850
Saginaw, MI 30 $67,400

Top States for Systems Software Developers Employment

View the list below to see where most Systems Software Developers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 88,910 $127,670
Texas 28,720 $108,570
Virginia 27,800 $117,400
Massachusetts 25,540 $115,580
New York 19,690 $111,320
Florida 17,270 $99,050
Illinois 17,130 $107,390
Washington 16,130 $121,470
Maryland 15,430 $118,300
Georgia 12,910 $104,640
Arizona 11,500 $101,490
Colorado 11,170 $117,350
Michigan 10,320 $88,800
New Jersey 8,960 $121,680
Pennsylvania 8,810 $98,440
North Carolina 7,070 $104,710
Minnesota 6,460 $106,290
Missouri 6,440 $93,870
Utah 5,690 $102,640
Ohio 5,400 $98,830

Below are the states where Systems Software Developers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
California $127,670
New Hampshire $127,470
New Jersey $121,680
Washington $121,470
Maryland $118,300
Virginia $117,400
Colorado $117,350
Massachusetts $115,580
District of Columbia $115,500
New York $111,320

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