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Computer Programmers in Georgia

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

-9% Jobs Projection
$87,770 Median Salary
430 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Computer Programmers Work in Georgia?

There were approximately 5,460 workers employed as Computer Programmers in this state in 2018.

There were 6,880 Computer Programmers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 1,420 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Computer Programmers in GA Employment Trend

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

Computer Programmers in GA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Georgia

Jobs for Computer Programmers in this state are declining at a rate of 9.0% which is a faster decline than the nationwide estimated projection of -7.2%.

Job Projections for Computer Programmers: Nation vs. GA

Georgia Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 430 annual Computer Programmers job openings in Georgia, and 7,700 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 Georgia?

In 2018 wages for Computer Programmers ranged from $51,550 to $132,410 with $87,770 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $24.78 to $63.66. The median hourly rate was $42.2.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $37.38 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $4.82.

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

Computer Programmers Earnings: GA vs. National Average

Top Georgia 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
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 4,380 $92,340
Chattanooga, TN-GA 340 $79,010
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 160 $80,690
Athens-Clarke County, GA 120 $77,060
Dalton, GA 100 $65,450
Savannah, GA 80 $72,690
Columbus, GA-AL 60 $62,150
Macon, GA 60 $70,890
Warner Robins, GA 40 $71,670

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 GA Employment Total
Software Developers, Applications 30,440
Software Developers, Systems Software 12,910
Web Developers 2,510


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