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
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

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 $124,940. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $79,870. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid computer programmers is $46,740.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of computer programmers in the industry sector of manufacturing from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth

Compare Computer Programmers Salary in Different Industries within the Manufacturing Sector

The average salaries of computer programmers in 89 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 transportation equipment manufacturing industry with an annual salary $96,440. 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
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
Hardware Manufacturing
Footwear Manufacturing
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
Beverage Manufacturing
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
Chemical Manufacturing
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
Fabric Mills
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing
Rubber Product Manufacturing
Apparel Manufacturing
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
Other Food Manufacturing
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
Textile Mills
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
Textile Furnishings Mills
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
Plastics Product Manufacturing
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
Textile Product Mills
Paper Manufacturing
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills
Food Manufacturing
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Animal Slaughtering and Processing
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
Other Textile Product Mills
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
Printing and Related Support Activities
Printing and Related Support Activities
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
Machinery Manufacturing
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
Household Appliance Manufacturing
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
Primary Metal Manufacturing
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Forging and Stamping
Dairy Product Manufacturing
Ship and Boat Building
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
Wood Product Manufacturing
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
Machine Shops
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
Other Wood Product Manufacturing
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].


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