Computer Programmers Salary in Sector of Information

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

Average Annual Salary of Computer Programmers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$46,060
25th Percentile Wage
$61,910
50th Percentile Wage
$86,440
75th Percentile Wage
$119,070
90th Percentile Wage
$148,030

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for computer programmers in the industry sector of information. 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 $148,030. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $86,440. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid computer programmers is $46,060.

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 information from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201686,440-4.75%8.56%
201590,5501.74%-
201488,9703.35%-
201385,9908.08%-
201279,040--

Compare Computer Programmers Salary in Different Industries within the Information Sector

The average salaries of computer programmers in 20 industries in the information 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 software publishers industry with an annual salary $93,380. The lowest paying industry is the satellite telecommunications industry (annual salary $65,170). For detailed computer programmers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Software Publishers
$93,380
Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$91,650
Other Information Services
$90,180
Other Information Services
$90,180
Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$88,930
Motion Picture and Video Industries
$87,040
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$85,760
Broadcasting (except Internet)
$85,520
Radio Broadcasting
$81,930
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$78,650
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$78,650
Radio and Television Broadcasting
$77,950
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
$77,870
Sound Recording Industries
$77,790
Other Telecommunications
$77,660
Newspaper Publishers
$76,740
Telecommunications
$76,050
Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$74,920
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$73,990
Satellite Telecommunications
$65,170

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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