Computer Programmers Salary Information in Alabama

The average annual and hourly salaries for computer programmers in the state of Alabama are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of computer programmers among Alabama cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Computer Programmers in Alabama

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$47,700
25th Percentile Wage
$62,640
50th Percentile Wage
$84,230
75th Percentile Wage
$106,240
90th Percentile Wage
$137,180

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for computer programmers in Alabama in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $137,180. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $84,230. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $47,700.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of computer programmers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$84,230
4.43% 10.82%
2016
$80,500
0.25% -
2015
$80,300
5.44% -
2014
$75,930
0.61% -
2013
$75,470
0.46% -
2012
$75,120
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Computer Programmers in Alabama Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of computer programmers in some Alabama cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of computer programmers in state of Alabama ranges from $54,500 to $102,460. The highest paying area for computer programmers in Alabama is Huntsville with a median annual salary of $102,460. The second highest paying city/area in Alabama State is Decatur (mean annual salary $87,840). The lowest paying area is Auburn-Opelika with a median annual salary of $54,500.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Huntsville
$102,460
Decatur
$87,840
Anniston-Oxford
$83,270
Birmingham-Hoover
$81,990
Montgomery
$79,330
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$76,300
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$73,170
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$72,440
Dothan
$69,530
Tuscaloosa
$67,690
Mobile
$64,510
Florence-Muscle Shoals
$61,760
Auburn-Opelika
$54,500




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