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Computer Programmers in District of Columbia

Is District of Columbia a good place for you to work as a Computer Programmer?

-3% Jobs Projection
$106,150 Median Salary
90 Job Openings

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

  • Employment for Computer Programmers in District of Columbia is expected to decrease.

  • Computer Programmers in District of Columbia earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Computer Programmers Work in District of Columbia?

There were approximately 1,090 workers employed as Computer Programmers in this state in 2018.

There were 1,200 Computer Programmers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 110 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Computer Programmers in DC Employment Trend

The typical state has 2,970 Computer Programmers working in it, which means District of Columbia has fewer Computer Programmers than average.

Computer Programmers in DC vs. the Average State

Job Projections for District of Columbia

Jobs for Computer Programmers in this state are declining at a rate of 3.4% which is a slower decline than the nationwide estimated projection of %.

Job Projections for Computer Programmers: Nation vs. DC

District of Columbia Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 90 annual Computer Programmers job openings in District of Columbia, and 1,440 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 District of Columbia?

In 2018 wages for Computer Programmers ranged from $69,680 to $146,720 with $106,150 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $33.5 to $70.54. The median hourly rate was $51.03.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $49.52 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $1.51.

The median salary in District of Columbia is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Computer Programmers Earnings: DC vs. National Average

Top District of Columbia 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
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 7,560 $96,600

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 DC Employment Total
Software Developers, Systems Software 2,690
Software Developers, Applications 2,520
Web Developers 1,220


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