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
$46,740
25th Percentile Wage
$60,610
50th Percentile Wage
$79,870
75th Percentile Wage
$102,380
90th Percentile Wage
$124,940

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
201679,8701.63%3.77%
201578,5702.11%-
201476,9100.95%-
201376,180-0.89%-
201276,860--

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
$96,440
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing
$95,810
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$94,770
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$92,640
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$90,790
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$90,180
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$90,160
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
$89,820
Hardware Manufacturing
$89,630
Footwear Manufacturing
$89,000
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$87,370
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media
$86,570
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing
$86,200
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$85,520
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
$83,290
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$83,160
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$82,940
Beverage Manufacturing
$82,900
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$82,470
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
$82,080
Chemical Manufacturing
$81,970
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$81,870
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$81,580
Fabric Mills
$79,490
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing
$79,190
Rubber Product Manufacturing
$78,970
Apparel Manufacturing
$78,650
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing
$78,400
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
$78,280
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$77,770
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$77,770
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$77,700
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$77,500
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing
$76,930
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
$76,590
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$76,470
Other Food Manufacturing
$76,320
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing
$76,060
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$76,010
Textile Mills
$75,200
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
$74,820
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$74,660
Textile Furnishings Mills
$74,390
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
$73,800
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
$73,790
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing
$73,650
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
$72,720
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
$72,640
Plastics Product Manufacturing
$72,620
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$72,570
Textile Product Mills
$72,530
Paper Manufacturing
$72,210
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills
$72,160
Food Manufacturing
$71,930
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$70,490
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$70,490
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$70,450
Animal Slaughtering and Processing
$70,440
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$70,430
Other Textile Product Mills
$70,270
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$70,230
Printing and Related Support Activities
$70,030
Printing and Related Support Activities
$70,030
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
$69,470
Machinery Manufacturing
$69,400
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
$69,320
Household Appliance Manufacturing
$69,110
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
$68,990
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
$68,350
Primary Metal Manufacturing
$68,150
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$67,990
Forging and Stamping
$67,800
Dairy Product Manufacturing
$67,510
Ship and Boat Building
$67,470
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$66,090
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$65,800
Wood Product Manufacturing
$64,660
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
$64,040
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$64,030
Machine Shops
$62,270
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing
$61,970
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities
$61,480
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing
$61,360
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing
$61,280
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$61,240
Other Wood Product Manufacturing
$60,760
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing
$60,470
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
$60,040
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing
$54,870

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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