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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$51,250
25th Percentile Wage
$69,440
50th Percentile Wage
$92,870
75th Percentile Wage
$117,390
90th Percentile Wage
$144,810

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 $144,810. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $92,870. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $51,250.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24.64
25th Percentile Wage
$33.39
50th Percentile Wage
$44.65
75th Percentile Wage
$56.44
90th Percentile Wage
$69.62

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for computer programmers in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $69.62. The median hourly salary is $44.65. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24.64.

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
201692,8701.52%21.23%
201591,4605.10%-
201486,80012.56%-
201375,9003.62%-
201273,150--

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 $39,180 to $93,090. The highest paying area for computer programmers in Virginia is Roanoke with a median annual salary of $93,090. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Richmond (mean annual salary $89,270). The lowest paying area is Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $39,180.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Roanoke
$93,090
Richmond
$89,270
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$83,610
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$77,900
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$77,260
Charlottesville
$73,010
Lynchburg
$71,610
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$66,340
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol
$65,560
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford
$58,630
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$39,180



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