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 Colorado. On average, they make less than computer systems engineers but more than computer systems administrators.

Career Median Salary
Computer systems engineer salary $100K
Video game designer salary $100K
Electrical engineer salary $97K
Computer systems analyst salary $94K
Informatics nurse specialist salary $94K
Computer programmer salary $93K
Database administrator salary $92K
Operations research analyst salary $84K
Statistician salary $83K
Computer systems administrator salary $81K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)