Salary Guide: Computer Programmers

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Salary Guide: Computer Programmers
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Computer Programmers create the code and script that allows computer programs and applications to function correctly. Nationwide there are over 333,000 Computer Programmers who earn an average salary of $74,900.

In some cases, two-year degrees or certificates can be sufficient to find a Computer Programmer position but typically at least a bachelor’s degree is required. Popular fields of study include computer science, mathematics and information systems. Certification programs may give prospective Computer Programmers an edge on their peers but are not required.

In some cases, two-year degrees or certificates can be sufficient to find a Computer Programmer position.

Find out about Computer Programmer educational opportunities in your area or online.

Salaries by State (mean annual wage)

Alabama: $72,230

Alaska: $75,450

Arizona: $74,420

Arkansas: $62,120

California: $84,470

Colorado: $78,390

Connecticut: $76,430

Delaware: $78,860

District of Columbia: $80,330

Florida: $65,110

Georgia: $73,100

Hawaii: $69,210

Idaho: $53,020

Illinois: $74,220

Indiana: $68,190

Iowa: $64,550

Kansas: $67,790

Kentucky: $64,360

Louisiana: $60,630

Maine: $57,440

Maryland: $77,260

Massachusetts: $90,620

Michigan: $69,010

Minnesota: $70,010

Mississippi: $53,960

Missouri: $70,150

Montana: $57,190

Nebraska: $62,820

Nevada: $69,930

New Hampshire: $65,960

New Jersey: $82,800

New Mexico: $79,510

New York: $78,680

North Carolina: $78,060

North Dakota: $51,210

Ohio: $68,030

Oklahoma: $59,830

Oregon: $68,410

Pennsylvania: $71,290

Rhode Island: $68,240

South Carolina: $64,390

South Dakota: $51,680

Tennessee: $64,940

Texas: $79,990

Utah: $70,300

Vermont: $81,090

Virginia: $76,960

Washington: $90,090

West Virginia: $51,980

Wisconsin: $68,190

Wyoming: $50,890

Salaries for Top 20 Metro Areas (mean annual wage)

1. New York City: $81,730

2. Los Angeles: $81,730

3. Chicago: $77,650

4. Dallas – Forth Worth: $84,410

5. Philadelphia: $78,450

6. Houston: $74,860

7. Washington DC: $80,750

8. Miami: $65,460

9. Atlanta: $76,330

10. Boston: $91,520

11. San Francisco: $88,460

12. Detroit: $71,740

13. Riverside: $63,710

14. Phoenix: $75,910

15. Seattle: $92,840

16. Minneapolis: $69,070

17. San Diego: $77,680

18. St. Louis: $74,340

19. Tampa: $69,100

20. Baltimore: $76,500

  • All statistics calculated by the US Department of Labor, May 2010.

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