Computer programmer earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Computer programmer salary by state

State Name Average Salary
California $95,370
Colorado $92,680
Virginia $92,550
Massachusetts $92,200
Connecticut $91,980
North Carolina $91,340
Maryland $88,860
Georgia $87,770
Minnesota $86,710
New York $85,450
Texas $84,980
Alaska $84,840
Maine $82,230
Nevada $81,700
Oregon $81,260
Utah $79,750
Oklahoma $79,620
Arizona $79,070
Rhode Island $79,000
Florida $78,890
Tennessee $77,490
Delaware $77,260
Illinois $76,718
New Jersey $76,320
Missouri $76,140
Alabama $76,071
South Carolina $75,680
Wisconsin $75,480
Michigan $75,080
Nebraska $74,920
New Hampshire $73,850
Vermont $73,680
Ohio $72,780
Pennsylvania $72,146
Mississippi $71,870
New Mexico $71,040
North Dakota $71,030
Kentucky $70,991
Indiana $70,617
Montana $68,690
Kansas $68,353
Hawaii $67,403
Louisiana $66,550
West Virginia $66,220
Idaho $65,053
Arkansas $64,799
Wyoming $64,740
Iowa $58,082
South Dakota $55,950
Puerto Rico $42,190
Washington $131,520
District of Columbia $106,150

How do computer programmer salaries compare to similar careers?

Computer programmers earn about the same as related careers in Illinois. On average, they make less than computer and information research scientists but more than informatics nurse specialists.

Career Median Salary
Computer and information research scientist salary $115K
Computer hardware engineer salary $105K
Electrical engineer salary $92K
Computer programmer salary $77K
Photonics engineer salary $87K
Information security analyst salary $96K
Systems analyst salary $89K
Informatics nurse specialist salary $89K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)