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Computer Workers in California

Considering a career as a Computer Worker in California?

13.8% Jobs Projection
$98,010 Median Salary
2,940 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Computer Workers in California are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Computer Workers in California is growing faster than average.

  • Computer Workers in California earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Computer Workers Work in California?

In California, there were 74,690 people working as Computer Workers in the year 2018.

There were 47,930 Computer Workers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 26,760 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Computer Workers in CA Employment Trend

The typical state has 2,980 Computer Workers working in it, which means California has more Computer Workers than average.

Computer Workers in CA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for California

Jobs for Computer Workers in this state are growing at a rate of 13.8% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 9.3%.

Job Projections for Computer Workers: Nation vs. CA

California Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 2,940 annual job openings, and a total of 39,700 jobs for California Computer Workers in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 22,400 annual jobs and 313,800 total jobs in 2026.

What do Computer Workers Make in California?

In 2018 wages for Computer Workers ranged from $48,560 to $163,370 with $98,010 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $23.35 to $78.54. The median hourly rate was $47.12.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $45.23 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $1.89.

The median salary in California is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Computer Workers Earnings: CA vs. National Average

Top California Metros for Computer Workers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Computer Workers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 21,320 $83,160
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 19,480 $108,280
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 12,580 $134,970
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 8,170 $89,810
Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, CA 3,020 $90,140
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 2,310 $83,040
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 1,030 $97,010
Bakersfield, CA 830 $89,670
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 740 $76,020
Salinas, CA 550 $108,840
Santa Rosa, CA 470 $78,200
Fresno, CA 420 $74,530
Modesto, CA 320 $60,640
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 220 $92,890
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 200 $93,860
Redding, CA 190 $32,420
Chico, CA 180 $44,280
Stockton-Lodi, CA 180 $89,000
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 150 $62,960
Visalia-Porterville, CA 90 $71,610
Napa, CA 50 $70,540
El Centro, CA 30 $66,250

Top States for Computer Workers Employment

The table below shows the states where most Computer Workers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 74,690 $98,010
Texas 25,620 $88,460
Georgia 21,500 $85,280
Pennsylvania 19,010 $84,660
District of Columbia 18,040 $118,800
Illinois 16,590 $0
Colorado 16,440 $99,840
Virginia 14,580 $104,840
Maryland 13,720 $116,360
Washington 13,100 $87,760
Ohio 12,160 $82,640
Massachusetts 11,190 $88,660
Florida 11,060 $76,500
Michigan 10,900 $73,650
New Jersey 9,770 $99,500
Arizona 9,150 $80,790
Missouri 7,010 $83,720
Utah 6,470 $73,370
Minnesota 6,200 $77,560
Oregon 6,000 $77,540

Below are the states where Computer Workers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $118,800
Maryland $116,360
New Hampshire $113,770
Virginia $104,840
Colorado $99,840
Connecticut $99,730
New Jersey $99,500
California $98,010
Alaska $94,900
Hawaii $93,430

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