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-6% Jobs Projection
$73,870 Median Salary
260 Job Openings

While jobs for Computer Programmers in Indiana are decreasing, those who do work in these jobs get paid higher than average.

  • Employment for Computer Programmers in Indiana is expected to decrease.

  • Computer Programmers in Indiana earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Computer Programmers Work in Indiana?

In Indiana, there were 5,010 people working as Computer Programmers in the year 2018.

There were 4,350 Computer Programmers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 660 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 2,970 Computer Programmers working in it, which means Indiana has more Computer Programmers than average.


Job Projections for Indiana

Jobs for Computer Programmers in this state are declining at a rate of 5.8% which is a slower decline than the nationwide estimated projection of %.


Indiana Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 260 annual Computer Programmers job openings in Indiana, and 4,420 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 15,500 annual jobs and 273,600 total jobs in 2026.

What do Computer Programmers Make in Indiana?

In 2018 wages for Computer Programmers ranged from $45,940 to $127,730 with $73,870 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $22.09 to $61.41. The median hourly rate was $35.52.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $33.56 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $1.96.

The median salary in Indiana is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top Indiana Metros for Computer Programmers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Computer Programmers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 8,790 $88,550
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 2,950 $75,970
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 1,160 $70,450
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 720 $75,900
Fort Wayne, IN 470 $77,300
Bloomington, IN 340 $61,180
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 220 $63,610
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 140 $71,170
Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN 130 $61,240
Evansville, IN-KY 100 $86,480
Columbus, IN 50 $57,810

Top States for Computer Programmers Employment

View the list below to see where most Computer Programmers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 29,740 $95,370
Texas 20,960 $84,980
New York 15,380 $85,450
Illinois 11,350 $87,770
Florida 10,390 $72,860
New Jersey 9,930 $76,320
Washington 9,670 $131,520
Pennsylvania 8,990 $84,880
Alabama 7,750 $82,410
Virginia 7,110 $92,550
North Carolina 6,210 $91,340
Missouri 5,630 $76,140
Wisconsin 5,530 $75,480
Georgia 5,460 $87,770
Ohio 5,150 $72,780
Indiana 5,010 $73,870
Maryland 4,790 $88,860
Minnesota 4,520 $81,200
Massachusetts 4,420 $92,200
Connecticut 4,110 $91,980

Below are the states where Computer Programmers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Washington $131,520
District of Columbia $106,150
California $95,370
Colorado $92,680
Virginia $92,550
Massachusetts $92,200
Connecticut $91,980
North Carolina $91,340
Maryland $88,860
Illinois $87,770

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