Computer programmer earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Computer programmer salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Washington $131,520
District of Columbia $106,150
Illinois $76,718
Minnesota $86,710
California $95,370
Massachusetts $92,200
Colorado $92,680
North Carolina $91,340
Montana $68,690
Virginia $92,550
Connecticut $91,980
Maryland $88,860
Georgia $87,770
Texas $84,980
New York $85,450
Florida $78,890
Alaska $84,840
New Jersey $76,320
Maine $82,230
Arizona $79,070
Utah $79,750
West Virginia $66,220
Oklahoma $79,620
Alabama $76,071
Tennessee $77,490
South Carolina $75,680
Vermont $73,680
Nevada $81,700
Delaware $77,260
Oregon $81,260
Wisconsin $75,480
Indiana $70,617
Pennsylvania $72,146
Louisiana $66,550
Kentucky $70,991
Nebraska $74,920
Missouri $76,140
Michigan $75,080
North Dakota $71,030
New Hampshire $73,850
Ohio $72,780
Kansas $68,353
Mississippi $71,870
New Mexico $71,040
Wyoming $64,740
Idaho $65,053
Hawaii $67,403
Arkansas $64,799
Iowa $58,082
South Dakota $55,950
Puerto Rico $42,190

How do computer programmer salaries compare to similar careers?

Computer programmers earn about the same as related careers in California. On average, they make less than geospatial information scientists but more than bioinformatics scientists.

Career Median Salary
Geospatial information scientist salary $98K
Computer systems engineer salary $98K
Video game designer salary $98K
Computer systems administrator salary $94K
Statistician salary $92K
Computer programmer salary $95K
Operations research analyst salary $92K
Technical writer salary $87K
Distance learning coordinator salary $84K
Bioinformatics scientist salary $88K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)