Computer Programmers Salary in Sector of Finance and Insurance

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

Average Annual Salary of Computer Programmers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,750
25th Percentile Wage
$69,390
50th Percentile Wage
$88,300
75th Percentile Wage
$108,010
90th Percentile Wage
$130,690

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for computer programmers in the industry sector of finance and insurance. 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 $130,690. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $88,300. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid computer programmers is $53,750.

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 finance and insurance from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$88,300
0.42% 10.37%
2016
$87,930
2.31% -
2015
$85,900
1.91% -
2014
$84,260
4.01% -
2013
$80,880
2.15% -
2012
$79,140
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Compare Computer Programmers Salary in Different Industries within the Finance and Insurance Sector

The average salaries of computer programmers in 22 industries in the finance and insurance 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 securities, commodity contracts, and other financial investments and related activities industry with an annual salary $106,080. The lowest paying industry is the securities and commodity exchanges industry (annual salary $59,730). For detailed computer programmers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities
$106,080
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage
$105,010
Other Financial Investment Activities
$102,390
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank
$98,550
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank
$98,550
Other Investment Pools and Funds
$95,940
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds
$93,410
Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers
$89,100
Depository Credit Intermediation
$88,720
Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$87,810
Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$87,770
Funds, Trusts, and Other Financial Vehicles
$87,050
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities
$87,050
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities
$86,800
Insurance Carriers
$86,760
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$85,560
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
$83,190
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities
$82,560
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation
$82,360
Other Insurance Related Activities
$82,130
Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers
$81,370
Securities and Commodity Exchanges
$59,730

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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