Computer Programmers Salary Information in New York

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$45,140
25th Percentile Wage
$61,380
50th Percentile Wage
$79,700
75th Percentile Wage
$107,150
90th Percentile Wage
$144,930

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for computer programmers in New York in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $144,930. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $79,700. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $45,140.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21.70
25th Percentile Wage
$29.51
50th Percentile Wage
$38.32
75th Percentile Wage
$51.52
90th Percentile Wage
$69.68

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for computer programmers in New York in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $69.68. The median hourly salary is $38.32. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21.70.

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
201679,700-2.38%3.70%
201581,6001.54%-
201480,3401.95%-
201378,7702.56%-
201276,750--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Computer Programmers in New York Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of computer programmers in some New York cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of computer programmers in state of New York ranges from $55,400 to $97,880. The highest paying area for computer programmers in New York is Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown with a median annual salary of $97,880. The second highest paying city/area in New York State is Nassau-Suffolk (mean annual salary $84,200). The lowest paying area is Kingston with a median annual salary of $55,400.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown
$97,880
Nassau-Suffolk
$84,200
New York-White Plains-Wayne
$83,470
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island
$80,330
Ithaca
$78,580
Binghamton
$78,390
Central New York nonmetropolitan area
$77,070
Albany-Schenectady-Troy
$75,350
Glens Falls
$72,720
Utica-Rome
$70,740
Buffalo-Niagara Falls
$69,720
Rochester
$68,170
Syracuse
$66,320
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area
$61,970
Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area
$59,750
Kingston
$55,400


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