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Computer Programmers Salary Information in Washington

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$66,640
25th Percentile Wage
$92,010
50th Percentile Wage
$119,410
75th Percentile Wage
$143,760
90th Percentile Wage
$160,760

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for computer programmers in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $160,760. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $119,410. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $66,640.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32.04
25th Percentile Wage
$44.24
50th Percentile Wage
$57.41
75th Percentile Wage
$69.12
90th Percentile Wage
$77.29

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for computer programmers in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $77.29. The median hourly salary is $57.41. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32.04.

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
2016119,410-0.11%22.16%
2015119,5402.80%-
2014116,1903.93%-
2013111,62016.73%-
201292,950--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of computer programmers in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of computer programmers in state of Washington ranges from $55,060 to $123,180. The highest paying area for computer programmers in Washington is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett with a median annual salary of $123,180. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue (mean annual salary $122,780). The lowest paying area is Lewiston with a median annual salary of $55,060.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$123,180
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$122,780
Bellingham
$108,310
Tacoma
$89,300
Mount Vernon-Anacortes
$84,480
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$81,940
Bremerton-Silverdale
$76,220
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$71,920
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$71,100
Olympia
$68,800
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$59,050
Spokane
$56,060
Lewiston
$55,060



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