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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 amongst North Carolina metropolitan 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 North Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$49,690
25th Percentile Wage
$64,550
50th Percentile Wage
$85,550
75th Percentile Wage
$108,330
90th Percentile Wage
$131,140

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 $131,140. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $85,550. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $49,690.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23.89
25th Percentile Wage
$31.03
50th Percentile Wage
$41.13
75th Percentile Wage
$52.08
90th Percentile Wage
$63.05

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for computer programmers in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $63.05. The median hourly salary is $41.13. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23.89.

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
201685,5505.55%10.64%
201580,8001.98%-
201479,2001.98%-
201377,6301.52%-
201276,450--

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 $58,140 to $91,380. The highest paying area for computer programmers in North Carolina is Durham-Chapel Hill with a median annual salary of $91,380. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Raleigh-Cary (mean annual salary $85,270). The lowest paying area is Greenville with a median annual salary of $58,140.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Durham-Chapel Hill
$91,380
Raleigh-Cary
$85,270
Jacksonville
$84,370
Winston-Salem
$81,080
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$78,370
Greensboro-High Point
$73,530
Fayetteville
$72,740
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$72,390
Wilmington
$70,890
Burlington
$70,190
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$65,540
Asheville
$63,250
Goldsboro
$61,810
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$59,380
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$58,190
Greenville
$58,140


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