Computer Programmers Salary Information in Montana

The average annual and hourly salaries for computer programmers in the state of Montana are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of computer programmers amongst Montana areas 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$45,300
25th Percentile Wage
$54,350
50th Percentile Wage
$67,540
75th Percentile Wage
$85,610
90th Percentile Wage
$93,690

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for computer programmers in Montana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $93,690. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $67,540. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $45,300.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of computer programmers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$67,540
10.51% 13.09%
2015
$60,440
3.19% -
2014
$58,510
2.46% -
2013
$57,070
-2.86% -
2012
$58,700
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of computer programmers in some Montana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of computer programmers in state of Montana ranges from $57,680 to $66,020. The highest paying area for computer programmers in Montana is Western Montana nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $66,020. The second highest paying city/area in Montana State is Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $61,210). The lowest paying area is Great Falls with a median annual salary of $57,680.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area
$66,020
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area
$61,210
Billings
$59,340
Missoula
$59,260
Great Falls
$57,680




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