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Computer Programmers Salary Information in Pennsylvania

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$48,370
25th Percentile Wage
$61,940
50th Percentile Wage
$79,000
75th Percentile Wage
$98,110
90th Percentile Wage
$118,570

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for computer programmers in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $118,570. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $79,000. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $48,370.

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
$79,000
2.51% 12.84%
2016
$77,020
3.44% -
2015
$74,370
0.75% -
2014
$73,810
3.94% -
2013
$70,900
2.88% -
2012
$68,860
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Computer Programmers in Pennsylvania Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of computer programmers in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of computer programmers in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $52,910 to $87,120. The highest paying area for computer programmers in Pennsylvania is York-Hanover with a median annual salary of $87,120. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Philadelphia (mean annual salary $86,580). The lowest paying area is Johnstown with a median annual salary of $52,910.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
York-Hanover
$87,120
Philadelphia
$86,580
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$84,150
Newark-Union
$77,740
Williamsport
$75,820
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$75,530
State College
$74,980
Pittsburgh
$73,130
Reading
$71,740
Altoona
$71,030
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$69,340
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$68,360
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$67,190
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$64,970
Lancaster
$62,570
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$62,050
Erie
$61,630
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$59,560
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$57,240
Johnstown
$52,910




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