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Computer Programmers Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

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

Average Annual Salary of Computer Programmers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$52,710
25th Percentile Wage
$65,660
50th Percentile Wage
$83,900
75th Percentile Wage
$101,640
90th Percentile Wage
$120,640

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for computer programmers in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. 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 $120,640. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $83,900. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid computer programmers is $52,710.

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 health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$83,900
0.32% 14.15%
2016
$83,630
2.59% -
2015
$81,460
5.88% -
2014
$76,670
1.96% -
2013
$75,170
4.18% -
2012
$72,030
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Compare Computer Programmers Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of computer programmers in 30 industries in the health care and social assistance 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 offices of physicians industry with an annual salary $99,810. The lowest paying industry is the offices of mental health practitioners (except physicians) industry (annual salary $34,880). For detailed computer programmers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Offices of Physicians
$99,810
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$88,470
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$86,830
Hospitals - State government owned
$86,510
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$84,450
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$84,260
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$82,840
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$82,540
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$82,080
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$81,070
Hospitals - Privately owned
$80,910
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$80,460
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$79,930
Hospitals - Local government owned
$79,900
Outpatient Care Centers
$79,380
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$75,660
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$74,880
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$74,820
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$74,600
Individual and Family Services
$72,600
Social Assistance
$72,500
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$70,620
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$70,290
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$69,790
Home Health Care Services
$68,880
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$68,450
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$66,490
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$59,590
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$52,720
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)
$34,880

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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