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Computer Programmers in Illinois

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

-5% Jobs Projection
$87,770 Median Salary
780 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Computer Programmers Work in Illinois?

11,350 people worked as Computer Programmers in 2018 in this state.

There were 12,060 Computer Programmers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 710 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Computer Programmers in IL Employment Trend

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

Computer Programmers in IL vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Illinois

Jobs for Computer Programmers in this state are declining at a rate of 4.6% which is a slower decline than the nationwide estimated projection of %.

Job Projections for Computer Programmers: Nation vs. IL

Illinois Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 780 annual job openings, and a total of 13,340 jobs for Illinois 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 Illinois?

In 2018 wages for Computer Programmers ranged from $36,460 to $133,630 with $87,770 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $17.53 to $64.24. The median hourly rate was $42.2.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $39.43 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $2.77.

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

Computer Programmers Earnings: IL vs. National Average

Top Illinois 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
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 8,790 $88,550
St. Louis, MO-IL 2,890 $82,110
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 850 $94,340
Champaign-Urbana, IL 300 $72,900
Peoria, IL 170 $70,420
Springfield, IL 170 $80,870
Rockford, IL 100 $85,460

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 IL Employment Total
Software Developers, Applications 30,500
Software Developers, Systems Software 17,130
Web Developers 5,180


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