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
$36,410
25th Percentile Wage
$52,580
50th Percentile Wage
$69,640
75th Percentile Wage
$91,310
90th Percentile Wage
$112,720

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 $112,720. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $69,640. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid computer programmers is $36,410.

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 retail trade from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201669,6401.01%-8.90%
201568,940-6.57%-
201473,470-8.22%-
201379,5104.62%-
201275,840--

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

The average salaries of computer programmers in 21 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 building material and supplies dealers industry (annual salary $54,220). For detailed computer programmers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Automobile Dealers
$90,460
Pharmacies and Drug Stores
$84,000
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores
$82,930
Grocery Stores
$80,450
Food and Beverage Stores
$80,230
Direct Selling Establishments
$80,230
Clothing Stores
$79,260
Nonstore Retailers
$78,800
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
$78,730
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores
$78,190
Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$77,590
Health and Personal Care Stores
$77,010
Health and Personal Care Stores
$77,010
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers
$76,080
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores
$72,720
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores
$72,240
Furniture Stores
$67,790
Electronics and Appliance Stores
$60,920
Electronics and Appliance Stores
$60,920
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers
$54,220
Building Material and Supplies Dealers
$54,220

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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