Computer Programmers Salary Information in Virginia

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,910
25th Percentile Wage
$70,570
50th Percentile Wage
$93,090
75th Percentile Wage
$118,960
90th Percentile Wage
$146,740

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for computer programmers in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $146,740. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $93,090. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $53,910.

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
$93,090
0.24% 21.42%
2016
$92,870
1.52% -
2015
$91,460
5.10% -
2014
$86,800
12.56% -
2013
$75,900
3.62% -
2012
$73,150
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of computer programmers in some Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of computer programmers in state of Virginia ranges from $49,140 to $104,580. The highest paying area for computer programmers in Virginia is Charlottesville with a median annual salary of $104,580. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Roanoke (mean annual salary $94,370). The lowest paying area is Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $49,140.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Charlottesville
$104,580
Roanoke
$94,370
Richmond
$93,860
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$84,070
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$83,610
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$81,170
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol
$74,210
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford
$70,020
Harrisonburg
$68,670
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$66,340
Lynchburg
$56,620
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$49,140




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