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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
$52,770
25th Percentile Wage
$65,920
50th Percentile Wage
$83,630
75th Percentile Wage
$101,430
90th Percentile Wage
$119,760

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 $119,760. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $83,630. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid computer programmers is $52,770.

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 health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201683,6302.59%13.87%
201581,4605.88%-
201476,6701.96%-
201375,1704.18%-
201272,030--

Compare Computer Programmers Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of computer programmers in 25 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
$90,310
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$86,440
Hospitals - State government owned
$85,980
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$84,450
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$82,430
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$81,350
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$81,020
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$79,210
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$79,180
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$78,990
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$78,950
Hospitals - Privately owned
$78,810
Hospitals - Local government owned
$78,590
Home Health Care Services
$77,890
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$76,980
Outpatient Care Centers
$76,720
Individual and Family Services
$76,410
Social Assistance
$73,180
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$70,750
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$70,620
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$62,850
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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].




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