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 amongst 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Computer Programmers in Texas

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$48,840
25th Percentile Wage
$65,550
50th Percentile Wage
$82,620
75th Percentile Wage
$103,170
90th Percentile Wage
$129,020

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 $129,020. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $82,620. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $48,840.

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
$82,620
3.30% 9.22%
2016
$79,890
0.51% -
2015
$79,480
4.96% -
2014
$75,540
-0.19% -
2013
$75,680
0.90% -
2012
$75,000
- -

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 $54,430 to $97,200. The highest paying area for computer programmers in Texas is Amarillo with a median annual salary of $97,200. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown (mean annual salary $86,100). The lowest paying area is San Angelo with a median annual salary of $54,430.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Amarillo
$97,200
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$86,100
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$86,040
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$84,170
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$83,580
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$83,340
Abilene
$83,040
Odessa
$82,980
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$82,700
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$80,520
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$80,450
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood
$80,140
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$77,810
Fort Worth-Arlington
$77,790
Tyler
$74,550
Longview
$70,460
College Station-Bryan
$70,230
Corpus Christi
$69,500
Wichita Falls
$69,160
Midland
$68,060
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$67,890
Waco
$67,860
Texarkana-Texarkana
$65,850
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$65,640
El Paso
$63,380
Brownsville-Harlingen
$60,990
Laredo
$60,080
Lubbock
$59,650
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$59,600
Sherman-Denison
$57,340
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$56,420
San Angelo
$54,430




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