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Computer Programmers Salary in Sector of Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

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

Average Annual Salary of Computer Programmers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$46,520
25th Percentile Wage
$57,780
50th Percentile Wage
$73,990
75th Percentile Wage
$97,850
90th Percentile Wage
$120,050

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for computer programmers in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation. 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 $120,050. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $73,990. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid computer programmers is $46,520.

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 arts, entertainment, and recreation from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201673,9901.01%14.72%
201573,2401.98%-
201471,7901.66%-
201370,60010.62%-
201263,100--

Compare Computer Programmers Salary in Different Industries within the Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Sector

The average salaries of computer programmers in seven industries in the arts, entertainment, and recreation 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 promoters of performing arts, sports, and similar events industry with an annual salary $77,360. The lowest paying industry is the other amusement and recreation industries industry (annual salary $60,690). For detailed computer programmers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
$77,360
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$76,520
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
$72,440
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$71,740
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$71,740
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$64,640
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries
$60,690

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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