Computer Programmers

Computer programmers write and test code that allows computer applications and software programs to function properly. They turn the program designs created by software developers and engineers into instructions that a computer can follow.

$82,240

Median US Salary

Bachelor's degree

Minimum education requirement

Outlook for Computer Programmers

Currently employed

247,690

In the U.S. Total

Job Growth

-7%

2016 - 2026 growth rate

Jobs added

Declining

Estimated over the next 10 years

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Median Salary by State for Computer Programmers

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10 Highest Paying States

(Median salary)

Washington $124,900

District of Columbia $103,010

Colorado $93,790

California $93,620

Virginia $93,090

Massachusetts $89,920

North Carolina $87,900

Alaska $85,590

Connecticut $84,720

Alabama $84,230

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Maxxing your 401k as Computer Programmers

All numbers based on median salary

% to Max 401k

23.1%

Per paycheck

$730.67

Bi-Weekly Pay Period

Gross Income $3,163.08
Pre Tax Retirement $730.67
Before Taxes $2,432.41
Taxes $729.72
Take Home $1,702.69

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