Computer Programmers Salary in Sector of Manufacturing

The salary statistics of computer programmers in the industry sector of manufacturing are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare computer programmers salaries in different industries within the manufacturing sector.

Average Annual Salary of Computer Programmers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$47,820
25th Percentile Wage
$62,190
50th Percentile Wage
$81,750
75th Percentile Wage
$103,320
90th Percentile Wage
$126,490

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for computer programmers in the industry sector of manufacturing. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) computer programmers is $126,490. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $81,750. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid computer programmers is $47,820.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$81,750
2.30% 5.98%
2016
$79,870
1.63% -
2015
$78,570
2.11% -
2014
$76,910
0.95% -
2013
$76,180
-0.89% -
2012
$76,860
- -

Compare Computer Programmers Salary in Different Industries within the Manufacturing Sector

The average salaries of computer programmers in 103 industries in the manufacturing sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for computer programmers occupations is the other nonmetallic mineral product manufacturing industry with an annual salary $100,430. The lowest paying industry is the spring and wire product manufacturing industry (annual salary $54,870). For detailed computer programmers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$100,430
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$96,360
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing
$95,810
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$94,770
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$94,380
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$91,820
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$91,600
Hardware Manufacturing
$89,630
Footwear Manufacturing
$89,000
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$88,020
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$87,920
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$87,370
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media
$86,580
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$86,420
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing
$86,200
Chemical Manufacturing
$86,000
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
$85,670
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel
$84,490
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
$84,230
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
$83,290
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
$82,940
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$82,940
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
$82,080
Wood Product Manufacturing
$81,350
Chemical Manufacturing
$81,350
Textile Furnishings Mills
$81,110
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
$80,910
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$80,830
Other Wood Product Manufacturing
$80,510
Chemical Manufacturing
$80,110
Rubber Product Manufacturing
$79,990
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$79,890
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$79,840
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$79,620
Fabric Mills
$79,490
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$79,220
Apparel Manufacturing
$79,190
Textile Product Mills
$79,100
Textile Mills
$78,160
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$78,040
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing
$77,110
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing
$76,930
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
$76,590
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing
$76,330
Other Food Manufacturing
$76,320
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing
$76,060
Machinery Manufacturing
$76,050
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$76,010
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
$74,820
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$74,660
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$74,570
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$74,570
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$74,310
Food Manufacturing
$73,720
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing
$73,650
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities
$73,150
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
$73,090
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$72,810
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
$72,640
Other Textile Product Mills
$72,600
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$72,570
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
$72,510
Machinery Manufacturing
$72,450
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills
$72,160
Primary Metal Manufacturing
$72,050
Animal Slaughtering and Processing
$72,010
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$71,740
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$71,310
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
$71,230
Beverage Manufacturing
$71,000
Plastics Product Manufacturing
$70,730
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$70,700
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$70,660
Printing and Related Support Activities
$70,640
Printing and Related Support Activities
$70,640
Foundries
$70,450
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$70,450
Paper Manufacturing
$70,440
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$70,230
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
$69,470
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
$69,320
Household Appliance Manufacturing
$69,110
Animal Food Manufacturing
$69,030
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$68,730
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
$68,350
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
$68,300
Machine Shops
$67,800
Forging and Stamping
$67,800
Ship and Boat Building
$67,470
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
$66,530
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
$66,300
Dairy Product Manufacturing
$66,170
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$65,800
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$64,400
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing
$62,890
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$62,410
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$62,190
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
$62,150
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing
$61,970
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing
$61,360
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing
$61,280
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing
$60,470
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing
$54,870

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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