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Highest Paying Cities for Computer Programmers

The top 100 highest paying cities for computer programmers (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of computer programmers in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $128,540, Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington is the highest paying city for computer programmers. It is followed by Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington (average annual salary $128,150). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of computer programmers in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Computer Programmers

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$128,540
9,510
2 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$128,150
9,620
3 Savannah, Georgia
$127,240
90
4 Santa Fe, New Mexico
$124,100
30
5 Los Alamos County, New Mexico
$114,680
60
6 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$107,210
5,010
7 Wenatchee-East Wenatchee, Washington
$105,880
40
8 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$105,660
4,600
9 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$105,360
7,810
10 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$104,920
2,930
11 San Rafael, USA
$104,640
270
12 Charlottesville, Virginia
$104,580
140
13 Huntsville, Alabama
$102,460
2,730
14 Salinas, California
$102,170
80
15 Bellingham, Washington
$100,880
50
16 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$100,480
4,700
17 Rochester, Minnesota
$100,270
250
18 Colorado Springs, Colorado
$98,780
400
19 North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area, West Virginia
$98,420
60
20 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$98,260
6,090
21 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, New York
$97,880
170
22 Amarillo, Texas
$97,200
120
23 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$97,010
7,550
24 Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
$95,990
1,440
25 Barnstable Town, Massachusetts
$95,900
60
26 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$95,440
2,190
27 Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area, Florida
$95,190
110
28 Pittsfield, Massachusetts
$94,680
n/a
29 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California
$94,400
180
30 Roanoke, Virginia
$94,370
180
31 Ithaca, New York
$94,330
280
32 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$94,330
3,290
33 Vallejo-Fairfield, California
$94,150
90
34 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, South Carolina
$93,900
2,700
35 Richmond, Virginia
$93,860
850
36 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, California
$93,370
150
37 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$93,040
1,660
38 Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, Iowa
$92,250
840
39 Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$91,610
140
40 Fort Collins-Loveland, Colorado
$91,560
190
41 Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$91,300
1,180
42 Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, USA
$91,080
1,460
43 St Marys County, Maryland
$90,590
120
44 Tacoma, Washington
$90,210
120
45 Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey
$90,200
100
46 Bangor, Maine
$89,990
70
47 Visalia-Porterville, California
$89,840
50
48 California-Lexington Park, USA
$89,810
130
49 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$89,690
1,560
50 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$89,590
1,400
51 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$89,270
250
52 Upper Eastern Shore nonmetropolitan area, Maryland
$88,960
30
53 Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, USA
$88,300
230
54 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$88,100
6,740
55 St George, Utah
$88,090
100
56 Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, Florida
$88,060
70
57 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$87,880
4,790
58 Decatur, Alabama
$87,840
80
59 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, USA
$87,790
9,970
60 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$87,460
2,430
61 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$87,430
12,770
62 Stockton, California
$87,390
70
63 Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, USA
$87,320
90
64 Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, USA
$87,150
3,230
65 York-Hanover, Pennsylvania
$87,120
250
66 Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, USA
$86,930
3,680
67 New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA
$86,780
13,740
68 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$86,710
290
69 Salisbury, Maryland
$86,680
100
70 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$86,580
1,640
71 Jacksonville, Florida
$86,190
1,210
72 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$86,100
4,820
73 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$86,040
3,490
74 Worcester, Massachusetts
$85,900
180
75 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$85,740
970
76 Salem, Oregon
$85,590
210
77 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$85,580
4,750
78 South Florida nonmetropolitan area, Florida
$85,280
40
79 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$85,260
2,270
80 Napa, California
$85,030
40
81 Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach, Florida
$84,970
50
82 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$84,930
2,950
83 Anchorage, Alaska
$84,930
350
84 Chattanooga, Tennessee
$84,870
710
85 Corvallis, Oregon
$84,720
60
86 Chico, California
$84,680
60
87 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$84,630
18,980
88 Tucson, Arizona
$84,530
650
89 Mount Vernon-Anacortes, Washington
$84,480
n/a
90 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$84,410
820
91 Jacksonville, North Carolina
$84,370
n/a
92 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$84,170
7,370
93 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$84,150
6,920
94 Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area, Virginia
$84,070
40
95 Norwich-New London, Rhode Island
$83,950
100
96 Framingham, Massachusetts
$83,880
630
97 Burlington, North Carolina
$83,790
100
98 Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$83,760
40
99 Fort Wayne, Indiana
$83,660
390
100 Northern Utah nonmetropolitan area, Utah
$83,630
60
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