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 6% more than similar careers in Washington. On average, they make less than software engineers but more than information security analysts.

Career Median Salary
Software engineer salary $128K
Computer programmer salary $132K
Computer hardware engineer salary $121K
Electrical engineer salary $112K
Network architect salary $99K
Information security analyst salary $105K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)