Computer Programmers Salary Information in Missouri

The average annual and hourly salaries for computer programmers in the state of Missouri are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of computer programmers among Missouri 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$45,260
25th Percentile Wage
$59,190
50th Percentile Wage
$78,400
75th Percentile Wage
$98,850
90th Percentile Wage
$118,530

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for computer programmers in Missouri in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $118,530. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $78,400. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $45,260.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21.76
25th Percentile Wage
$28.46
50th Percentile Wage
$37.69
75th Percentile Wage
$47.52
90th Percentile Wage
$56.99

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for computer programmers in Missouri in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $56.99. The median hourly salary is $37.69. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21.76.

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
201678,4000.11%14.08%
201578,3105.10%-
201474,3208.26%-
201368,1801.20%-
201267,360--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of computer programmers in some Missouri cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of computer programmers in state of Missouri ranges from $53,170 to $84,150. The highest paying area for computer programmers in Missouri is St Louis with a median annual salary of $84,150. The second highest paying city/area in Missouri State is Kansas City (mean annual salary $76,850). The lowest paying area is Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $53,170.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
St Louis
$84,150
Kansas City
$76,850
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$76,690
Joplin
$73,880
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$72,510
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers
$72,250
Springfield
$65,240
Columbia
$61,200
Jefferson City
$55,580
Cape Girardeau-Jackson
$53,390
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$53,170



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