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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 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 Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$70,150
25th Percentile Wage
$98,480
50th Percentile Wage
$124,900
75th Percentile Wage
$148,920
90th Percentile Wage
$164,250

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 $164,250. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $124,900. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $70,150.

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
$124,900
4.40% 25.58%
2016
$119,410
-0.11% -
2015
$119,540
2.80% -
2014
$116,190
3.93% -
2013
$111,620
16.73% -
2012
$92,950
- -

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 $48,490 to $128,540. The highest paying area for computer programmers in Washington is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett with a median annual salary of $128,540. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue (mean annual salary $128,150). The lowest paying area is Yakima with a median annual salary of $48,490.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$128,540
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$128,150
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee
$105,880
Bellingham
$100,880
Tacoma
$90,210
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$87,460
Mount Vernon-Anacortes
$84,480
Bremerton-Silverdale
$77,960
Olympia
$77,590
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$71,920
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$71,100
Spokane
$67,430
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$59,910
Lewiston
$55,060
Yakima
$48,490




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