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Computer Programmers in Missouri

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

-2% Jobs Projection
$76,140 Median Salary
460 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Computer Programmers Work in Missouri?

In Missouri, there were 5,630 people working as Computer Programmers in the year 2018.

There were 6,710 Computer Programmers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 1,080 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Computer Programmers in MO Employment Trend

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

Computer Programmers in MO vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Missouri

Jobs for Computer Programmers in this state are declining at a rate of 2.5% which is a slower decline than the nationwide estimated projection of %.

Job Projections for Computer Programmers: Nation vs. MO

Missouri Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 460 annual job openings, and a total of 7,650 jobs for Missouri 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 Missouri?

In 2018 wages for Computer Programmers ranged from $44,640 to $110,710 with $76,140 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $21.46 to $53.23. The median hourly rate was $36.61.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $37.93 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $1.32.

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

Computer Programmers Earnings: MO vs. National Average

Top Missouri 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
St. Louis, MO-IL 2,890 $82,110
Kansas City, MO-KS 2,370 $75,470
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 460 $59,140
Springfield, MO 410 $71,170
Columbia, MO 340 $65,740
Jefferson City, MO 130 $53,910
St. Joseph, MO-KS 30 $76,520

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 MO Employment Total
Software Developers, Applications 15,380
Software Developers, Systems Software 6,440
Web Developers 3,310


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