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Computer Programmers in Alabama

Is Alabama a good place for you to work as a Computer Programmer?

-7% Jobs Projection
$82,410 Median Salary
360 Job Openings

While jobs for Computer Programmers in Alabama are decreasing, those who do work in these jobs get paid higher than average.

  • Employment for Computer Programmers in Alabama is expected to decrease.

  • Computer Programmers in Alabama earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Computer Programmers Work in Alabama?

There were approximately 7,750 workers employed as Computer Programmers in this state in 2018.

There were 7,420 Computer Programmers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 330 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Computer Programmers in AL Employment Trend

The typical state has 2,970 Computer Programmers working in it, which means Alabama has more Computer Programmers than average.

Computer Programmers in AL vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Alabama

Jobs for Computer Programmers in this state are not growing, but it is a similar decline to the national projection of -7.2% decline.

Job Projections for Computer Programmers: Nation vs. AL

Alabama Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 360 annual Computer Programmers job openings in Alabama, and 6,300 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 15,500 annual jobs and 273,600 total jobs in 2026.

What do Computer Programmers Make in Alabama?

In 2018 wages for Computer Programmers ranged from $48,820 to $137,910 with $82,410 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $23.47 to $66.3. The median hourly rate was $39.62.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $40.49 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $0.87.

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

Computer Programmers Earnings: AL vs. National Average

Top Alabama Metros for Computer Programmers

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Huntsville, AL 2,680 $92,360
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 2,430 $83,440
Montgomery, AL 820 $79,420
Mobile, AL 670 $80,210
Tuscaloosa, AL 410 $64,500
Decatur, AL 100 $68,710
Auburn-Opelika, AL 80 $54,730
Dothan, AL 80 $69,170
Columbus, GA-AL 60 $62,150
Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL 30 $61,890

Top States for Computer Programmers Employment

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

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 29,740 $95,370
Texas 20,960 $84,980
New York 15,380 $85,450
Illinois 11,350 $87,770
Florida 10,390 $72,860
New Jersey 9,930 $76,320
Washington 9,670 $131,520
Pennsylvania 8,990 $84,880
Alabama 7,750 $82,410
Virginia 7,110 $92,550
North Carolina 6,210 $91,340
Missouri 5,630 $76,140
Wisconsin 5,530 $75,480
Georgia 5,460 $87,770
Ohio 5,150 $72,780
Indiana 5,010 $73,870
Maryland 4,790 $88,860
Minnesota 4,520 $81,200
Massachusetts 4,420 $92,200
Connecticut 4,110 $91,980

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

State Annual Median Salary
Washington $131,520
District of Columbia $106,150
California $95,370
Colorado $92,680
Virginia $92,550
Massachusetts $92,200
Connecticut $91,980
North Carolina $91,340
Maryland $88,860
Illinois $87,770

You may also be interested in the following careers:

Occupation AL Employment Total
Software Developers, Applications 6,210
Software Developers, Systems Software 4,360
Web Developers 640


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