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Computer Programmers Salary Information in Massachusetts

The average annual and hourly salaries for computer programmers in the state of Massachusetts are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of computer programmers among Massachusetts cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Computer Programmers in Massachusetts

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$56,900
25th Percentile Wage
$70,410
50th Percentile Wage
$92,090
75th Percentile Wage
$118,220
90th Percentile Wage
$145,160

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for computer programmers in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $145,160. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $92,090. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $56,900.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27.36
25th Percentile Wage
$33.85
50th Percentile Wage
$44.27
75th Percentile Wage
$56.84
90th Percentile Wage
$69.79

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for computer programmers in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $69.79. The median hourly salary is $44.27. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27.36.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of computer programmers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201692,090-1.44%17.23%
201593,4208.08%-
201485,8706.06%-
201380,6705.52%-
201276,220--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Computer Programmers in Massachusetts Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of computer programmers in some Massachusetts cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of computer programmers in state of Massachusetts ranges from $71,780 to $95,860. The highest paying area for computer programmers in Massachusetts is Boston-Cambridge-Quincy with a median annual salary of $95,860. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Boston-Cambridge-Quincy (mean annual salary $90,480). The lowest paying area is North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $71,780.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$95,860
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$90,480
Framingham
$87,010
Peabody
$84,250
Taunton-Norton-Raynham
$80,980
Springfield
$78,270
Worcester
$78,150
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton
$73,170
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$71,780


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