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Computer Programmers in Washington

Considering a career as a Computer Programmer in Washington?

11.7% Jobs Projection
$131,520 Median Salary
960 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Computer Programmers Work in Washington?

9,670 people worked as Computer Programmers in 2018 in this state.

There were 10,500 Computer Programmers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 830 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Washington

Jobs for Computer Programmers in this state are growing at a rate of 11.7% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of -7.2%.


Washington Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 960 annual Computer Programmers job openings in Washington, and 13,740 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 Washington?

In 2018 wages for Computer Programmers ranged from $74,630 to $169,030 with $131,520 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $35.88 to $81.26. The median hourly rate was $63.23.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $60.05 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $3.18.

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


Top Washington 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
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 8,950 $134,420
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 2,160 $86,560
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 190 $69,410
Bellingham, WA 40 n/a

Top States for Computer Programmers Employment

The table below shows the states 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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