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Computer Programmers Salary Information in North Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for computer programmers in the state of North Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of computer programmers among North Carolina 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 North Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$51,030
25th Percentile Wage
$66,400
50th Percentile Wage
$87,900
75th Percentile Wage
$112,520
90th Percentile Wage
$133,690

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for computer programmers in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $133,690. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $87,900. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $51,030.

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
$87,900
2.67% 13.03%
2016
$85,550
5.55% -
2015
$80,800
1.98% -
2014
$79,200
1.98% -
2013
$77,630
1.52% -
2012
$76,450
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Computer Programmers in North Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of computer programmers in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of computer programmers in state of North Carolina ranges from $57,510 to $95,990. The highest paying area for computer programmers in North Carolina is Raleigh-Cary with a median annual salary of $95,990. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Durham-Chapel Hill (mean annual salary $91,300). The lowest paying area is Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $57,510.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Raleigh-Cary
$95,990
Durham-Chapel Hill
$91,300
Jacksonville
$84,370
Burlington
$83,790
Winston-Salem
$82,690
Greensboro-High Point
$73,870
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$73,160
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$72,470
Rocky Mount
$71,780
Fayetteville
$71,620
Wilmington
$68,160
Greenville
$67,360
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$65,040
Goldsboro
$61,810
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$59,380
Asheville
$57,700
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$57,510




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