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Computer Programmers in New York

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

-6% Jobs Projection
$85,450 Median Salary
1,100 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Computer Programmers Work in New York?

In New York, there were 15,380 people working as Computer Programmers in the year 2018.

There were 16,420 Computer Programmers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 1,040 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for New York

Jobs for Computer Programmers in this state are declining at a rate of 5.5% which is a slower decline than the nationwide estimated projection of %.


New York Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 1,100 annual job openings, and 18,910 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 New York?

In 2018 wages for Computer Programmers ranged from $48,440 to $140,500 with $85,450 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $23.29 to $67.55. The median hourly rate was $41.08.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $39.52 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $1.56.

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


Top New York 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
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 1,970 $76,810
Rochester, NY 1,150 $78,780
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 960 $74,350
Syracuse, NY 740 $86,590
Ithaca, NY 250 $97,730
Binghamton, NY 160 $76,360
Utica-Rome, NY 140 $66,500
Kingston, NY 100 $58,310

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

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