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Computer Programmers in Nebraska

Considering a career as a Computer Programmer in Nebraska?

-3% Jobs Projection
$74,920 Median Salary
190 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Computer Programmers Work in Nebraska?

In 2018, there were 2,430 Computer Programmers working in the state.

There were 2,580 Computer Programmers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 150 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Computer Programmers in NE Employment Trend

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

Computer Programmers in NE vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Nebraska

Jobs for Computer Programmers in this state are declining at a rate of 2.8% which is a slower decline than the nationwide estimated projection of %.

Job Projections for Computer Programmers: Nation vs. NE

Nebraska Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 190 annual job openings, and a total of 3,120 jobs for Nebraska 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 Nebraska?

In 2018 wages for Computer Programmers ranged from $45,610 to $112,750 with $74,920 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $21.93 to $54.21. The median hourly rate was $36.02.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $36.08 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $0.06.

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

Computer Programmers Earnings: NE vs. National Average

Top Nebraska 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
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 1,790 $80,510
Lincoln, NE 400 $62,850
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 30 $64,550
Grand Island, NE 30 $54,780

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 NE Employment Total
Software Developers, Applications 4,740
Software Developers, Systems Software 2,880
Web Developers 800


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