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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 $127,240, Savannah, Georgia is the highest paying city for computer programmers. It is followed by Santa Fe, New Mexico (average annual salary $124,100). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [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 Savannah, Georgia
$127,240
310
2 Santa Fe, New Mexico
$124,100
30
3 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$123,180
9,160
4 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$122,780
9,280
5 Los Alamos County, New Mexico
$114,680
60
6 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$109,410
6,230
7 Bellingham, Washington
$108,310
110
8 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$107,790
9,410
9 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$104,920
2,860
10 Rochester, Minnesota
$100,270
250
11 Huntsville, Alabama
$98,460
2,050
12 Fort Collins-Loveland, Colorado
$97,950
140
13 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, New York
$97,880
170
14 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$97,790
6,130
15 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$97,280
7,930
16 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$96,900
2,000
17 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$96,300
9,400
18 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$95,860
4,650
19 Amarillo, Texas
$95,790
140
20 Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area, Utah
$95,610
50
21 North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area, West Virginia
$95,370
60
22 Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area, Florida
$95,190
110
23 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$95,060
1,210
24 Vallejo-Fairfield, California
$93,260
110
25 Roanoke, Virginia
$93,090
220
26 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$93,040
1,660
27 Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$91,380
1,240
28 St Marys County, Maryland
$90,590
120
29 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, South Carolina
$90,570
2,730
30 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$90,480
6,810
31 Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, New Hampshire
$90,320
110
32 Visalia-Porterville, California
$89,840
50
33 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, California
$89,450
210
34 Tacoma, Washington
$89,300
120
35 Richmond, Virginia
$89,270
990
36 Upper Eastern Shore nonmetropolitan area, Maryland
$88,960
30
37 Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey
$88,880
100
38 Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$88,230
140
39 Columbus, Georgia
$87,880
130
40 South Florida nonmetropolitan area, Florida
$87,510
40
41 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$87,430
12,770
42 Colorado Springs, Colorado
$87,170
380
43 Framingham, Massachusetts
$87,010
910
44 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$86,710
290
45 Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, Iowa
$86,530
610
46 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$85,920
1,400
47 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$85,580
4,750
48 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$85,360
7,680
49 Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, Florida
$85,310
80
50 Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
$85,270
1,450
51 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$85,260
7,260
52 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$85,190
420
53 South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area, Wisconsin
$84,550
170
54 Mount Vernon-Anacortes, Washington
$84,480
n/a
55 Anchorage, Alaska
$84,480
330
56 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$84,430
8,370
57 Tulsa, Oklahoma
$84,430
500
58 Jacksonville, North Carolina
$84,370
n/a
59 Peabody, Massachusetts
$84,250
60
60 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$84,210
3,360
61 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$84,200
2,170
62 St Louis, Missouri
$84,150
4,150
63 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$83,810
1,070
64 Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$83,760
40
65 Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area, Virginia
$83,610
40
66 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$83,470
15,880
67 Anniston-Oxford, Alabama
$83,270
30
68 St George, Utah
$83,210
90
69 Reno-Sparks, Nevada
$83,170
370
70 New Haven, Connecticut
$83,160
400
71 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$83,120
7,480
72 Odessa, Texas
$82,980
40
73 Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, Texas
$82,960
100
74 Boulder, Colorado
$82,930
240
75 Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$82,700
50
76 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$82,650
250
77 Danbury, Connecticut
$82,590
280
78 Napa, California
$82,490
50
79 Northwestern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area, Connecticut
$82,340
50
80 Salem, Oregon
$82,300
140
81 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, New Hampshire
$82,070
370
82 Salinas, California
$82,020
90
83 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$81,940
2,840
84 West Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$81,850
30
85 Chattanooga, Tennessee
$81,720
590
86 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$81,550
3,010
87 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$81,430
7,780
88 Norwich-New London, Rhode Island
$81,350
100
89 Wilmington, New Jersey
$81,220
770
90 Winston-Salem, North Carolina
$81,080
280
91 Bangor, Maine
$81,070
80
92 Taunton-Norton-Raynham, Massachusetts
$80,980
70
93 Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area, South Carolina
$80,950
40
94 Birmingham-Hoover, Alabama
$80,900
2,150
95 Lansing-East Lansing, Michigan
$80,730
300
96 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$80,460
4,980
97 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$80,330
22,030
98 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Florida
$80,260
850
99 Gainesville, Georgia
$80,140
150
100 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$80,010
2,970
See also: Highest paying industries for computer programmers.