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Computer Programmers in Colorado

Want to work in Colorado as a Computer Programmer? Read this first!

0.3% Jobs Projection
$92,680 Median Salary
190 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Computer Programmers in Colorado is growing slower than average.

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

How Many Computer Programmers Work in Colorado?

In 2018, there were 2,970 Computer Programmers working in the state.

There were 3,260 Computer Programmers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 290 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Computer Programmers in CO Employment Trend

The amount of Computer Programmers working in the state is similar to the average state.

Computer Programmers in CO vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Colorado

Jobs for Computer Programmers in this state are growing at a rate of 0.3% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of -7.2%.

Job Projections for Computer Programmers: Nation vs. CO

Colorado Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 190 annual Computer Programmers job openings in Colorado, and 3,210 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 Colorado?

In 2018 wages for Computer Programmers ranged from $54,580 to $136,420 with $92,680 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $26.24 to $65.58. The median hourly rate was $44.56.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $45.09 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $0.53.

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

Computer Programmers Earnings: CO vs. National Average

Top Colorado 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
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 2,110 $94,830
Boulder, CO 290 $77,620
Colorado Springs, CO 290 $90,240
Fort Collins, CO 140 $92,090
Greeley, CO 40 $77,780

Top States for Computer Programmers Employment

View the list below to see 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

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Occupation CO Employment Total
Software Developers, Applications 30,400
Software Developers, Systems Software 11,170
Web Developers 2,490


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