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-13% Jobs Projection
$76,320 Median Salary
540 Job Openings

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

  • Employment for Computer Programmers in New Jersey is expected to decrease.

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

How Many Computer Programmers Work in New Jersey?

In New Jersey, there were 9,930 people working as Computer Programmers in the year 2018.

There were 10,930 Computer Programmers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 1,000 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Computer Programmers in NJ Employment Trend

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

Computer Programmers in NJ vs. the Average State

Job Projections for New Jersey

Jobs for Computer Programmers in this state are declining at a rate of 12.7% which is a faster decline than the nationwide estimated projection of -7.2%.

Job Projections for Computer Programmers: Nation vs. NJ

New Jersey Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 540 annual job openings, and a total of 10,410 jobs for New Jersey 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 New Jersey?

In 2018 wages for Computer Programmers ranged from $44,840 to $131,810 with $76,320 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $21.56 to $63.37. The median hourly rate was $36.69.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $39.13 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $2.44.

The median salary in New Jersey is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Computer Programmers Earnings: NJ vs. National Average

Top New Jersey 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
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 17,380 $84,800
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 6,020 $91,540
Trenton, NJ 850 $75,290
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 450 $69,830
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 110 $93,780

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 NJ Employment Total
Software Developers, Applications 46,930
Software Developers, Systems Software 8,960
Web Developers 3,320


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