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 New Mexico. On average, they make less than systems engineers but more than web developers.

Career Median Salary
Systems engineer salary $77K
Video game designer salary $77K
Systems administrator salary $74K
Technical writer salary $71K
Bioinformatics scientist salary $76K
Computer programmer salary $71K
Distance learning coordinator salary $73K
Online merchant salary $62K
Industrial designer salary $60K
Web developer salary $59K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)