Computer Programmers Salary in Sector of Retail Trade

The salary statistics of computer programmers in the industry sector of retail trade are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare computer programmers salaries in different industries within the retail trade 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 retail trade. 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 $124,000. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $73,230. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid computer programmers is $37,440.

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 retail trade from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
4.90% -3.56%
1.01% -
-6.57% -
-8.22% -
4.62% -
- -

Compare Computer Programmers Salary in Different Industries within the Retail Trade Sector

The average salaries of computer programmers in 24 industries in the retail trade 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 automobile dealers industry with an annual salary $90,460. The lowest paying industry is the general merchandise stores industry (annual salary $37,520). For detailed computer programmers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Automobile Dealers
Pharmacies and Drug Stores
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
Nonstore Retailers
Direct Selling Establishments
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores
Grocery Stores
Food and Beverage Stores
Clothing Stores
Health and Personal Care Stores
Health and Personal Care Stores
Miscellaneous Store Retailers
Home Furnishings Stores
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores
Building Material and Supplies Dealers
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers
Furniture Stores
Sporting Goods Stores
Electronics and Appliance Stores
Electronics and Appliance Stores
General Merchandise Stores

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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