Computer Programmers Salary Information in Texas

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,970
25th Percentile Wage
$61,200
50th Percentile Wage
$79,890
75th Percentile Wage
$102,650
90th Percentile Wage
$129,800

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for computer programmers in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $129,800. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $79,890. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,970.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20.18
25th Percentile Wage
$29.42
50th Percentile Wage
$38.40
75th Percentile Wage
$49.35
90th Percentile Wage
$62.40

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for computer programmers in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $62.40. The median hourly salary is $38.40. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20.18.

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
201679,8900.51%6.12%
201579,4804.96%-
201475,540-0.19%-
201375,6800.90%-
201275,000--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Computer Programmers in Texas Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of computer programmers in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of computer programmers in state of Texas ranges from $55,850 to $95,790. The highest paying area for computer programmers in Texas is Amarillo with a median annual salary of $95,790. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Dallas-Plano-Irving (mean annual salary $85,260). The lowest paying area is Texarkana-Texarkana with a median annual salary of $55,850.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Amarillo
$95,790
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$85,260
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$84,430
Odessa
$82,980
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood
$82,960
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$82,700
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$80,460
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$80,010
Fort Worth-Arlington
$79,960
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$78,300
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$77,810
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$76,610
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$75,430
Tyler
$74,550
Corpus Christi
$71,960
Midland
$71,140
Longview
$68,130
Brownsville-Harlingen
$65,760
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$65,500
Waco
$64,850
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$64,680
College Station-Bryan
$63,920
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$60,980
El Paso
$59,990
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$59,600
Lubbock
$58,710
Abilene
$57,730
Sherman-Denison
$57,340
Texarkana-Texarkana
$55,850


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