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Computer Programmers in Florida

Considering a career as a Computer Programmer in Florida?

1.5% Jobs Projection
$72,860 Median Salary
830 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Computer Programmers Work in Florida?

There were approximately 10,390 workers employed as Computer Programmers in this state in 2018.

There were 10,670 Computer Programmers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 280 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Computer Programmers in FL Employment Trend

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

Computer Programmers in FL vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Florida

Jobs for Computer Programmers in this state are growing at a rate of 1.5% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of -7.2%.

Job Projections for Computer Programmers: Nation vs. FL

Florida Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 830 annual job openings, and a total of 13,210 jobs for Florida Computer Programmers in 2026.

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

What do Computer Programmers Make in Florida?

In 2018 wages for Computer Programmers ranged from $42,460 to $121,260 with $72,860 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $20.42 to $58.3. The median hourly rate was $35.03.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $35.48 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $0.45.

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

Computer Programmers Earnings: FL vs. National Average

Top Florida 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
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 3,200 $72,150
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 1,740 $75,160
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 1,620 $75,330
Jacksonville, FL 1,440 $80,820
Tallahassee, FL 440 $57,780
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL 230 $70,500
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 220 $66,360
Gainesville, FL 220 $56,380
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 170 $48,460
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 160 $72,240
Port St. Lucie, FL 120 $75,460
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 90 $52,820
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 60 $55,580
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL 50 $57,470
Ocala, FL 30 $52,440

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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