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Considering a career as a Computer Programmer in Maryland?

7.9% Jobs Projection
$88,860 Median Salary
400 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Computer Programmers in Maryland are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Computer Programmers in Maryland is growing faster than average.

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

How Many Computer Programmers Work in Maryland?

4,790 people worked as Computer Programmers in 2018 in this state.

There were 4,710 Computer Programmers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 80 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Computer Programmers in MD Employment Trend

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

Computer Programmers in MD vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Maryland

Jobs for Computer Programmers in this state are growing at a rate of 7.9% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of -7.2%.

Job Projections for Computer Programmers: Nation vs. MD

Maryland Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 400 annual job openings, and a total of 6,430 jobs for Maryland Computer Programmers in 2026.

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

What do Computer Programmers Make in Maryland?

In 2018 wages for Computer Programmers ranged from $50,240 to $145,630 with $88,860 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $24.15 to $70.02. The median hourly rate was $42.72.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $39.58 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $3.14.

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

Computer Programmers Earnings: MD vs. National Average

Top Maryland 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
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 7,560 $96,600
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 6,020 $91,540
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 2,400 $83,850
California-Lexington Park, MD 170 $93,440
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 90 n/a
Salisbury, MD-DE 60 $73,160

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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Occupation MD Employment Total
Software Developers, Systems Software 15,430
Software Developers, Applications 12,780
Web Developers 3,110

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