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Computer Programmers in Massachusetts

Considering a career as a Computer Programmer in Massachusetts?

-10% Jobs Projection
$92,200 Median Salary
290 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Computer Programmers Work in Massachusetts?

There were approximately 4,420 workers employed as Computer Programmers in this state in 2018.

There were 5,150 Computer Programmers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 730 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Computer Programmers in MA Employment Trend

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

Computer Programmers in MA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Massachusetts

Jobs for Computer Programmers in this state are declining at a rate of 10.4% which is a faster decline than the nationwide estimated projection of -7.2%.

Job Projections for Computer Programmers: Nation vs. MA

Massachusetts Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 290 annual job openings, and 5,370 total jobs in 2026 for Computer Programmers in this state.

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

What do Computer Programmers Make in Massachusetts?

In 2018 wages for Computer Programmers ranged from $57,960 to $137,590 with $92,200 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $27.87 to $66.15. The median hourly rate was $44.33.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $43.23 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $1.10.

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

Computer Programmers Earnings: MA vs. National Average

Top Massachusetts 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
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 3,880 $91,130
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 1,180 $80,800
Springfield, MA-CT 330 $88,860
Worcester, MA-CT 220 $88,920

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 MA Employment Total
Software Developers, Applications 29,110
Software Developers, Systems Software 25,540
Web Developers 4,220


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