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 amongst Missouri 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$45,620
25th Percentile Wage
$59,760
50th Percentile Wage
$78,890
75th Percentile Wage
$98,770
90th Percentile Wage
$118,710

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 $118,710. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $78,890. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $45,620.

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
$78,890
0.62% 14.62%
2016
$78,400
0.11% -
2015
$78,310
5.10% -
2014
$74,320
8.26% -
2013
$68,180
1.20% -
2012
$67,360
- -

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 $52,640 to $82,580. The highest paying area for computer programmers in Missouri is St Louis with a median annual salary of $82,580. The second highest paying city/area in Missouri State is Kansas City (mean annual salary $79,180). The lowest paying area is Cape Girardeau-Jackson with a median annual salary of $52,640.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
St Louis
$82,580
Kansas City
$79,180
St Joseph
$76,450
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$74,600
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$72,600
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$71,570
Springfield
$70,440
Joplin
$65,640
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$63,490
Columbia
$61,830
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers
$59,030
Jefferson City
$56,650
Cape Girardeau-Jackson
$52,640




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