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Computer Programmers in North Carolina

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

-2% Jobs Projection
$91,340 Median Salary
440 Job Openings

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

  • Employment for Computer Programmers in North Carolina is expected to decrease.

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

How Many Computer Programmers Work in North Carolina?

There were approximately 6,210 workers employed as Computer Programmers in this state in 2018.

There were 6,820 Computer Programmers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 610 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Computer Programmers in NC Employment Trend

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

Computer Programmers in NC vs. the Average State

Job Projections for North Carolina

Jobs for Computer Programmers in this state are declining at a rate of 2.2% which is a slower decline than the nationwide estimated projection of %.

Job Projections for Computer Programmers: Nation vs. NC

North Carolina Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 440 annual job openings, and a total of 7,240 jobs for North Carolina 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 North Carolina?

In 2018 wages for Computer Programmers ranged from $54,790 to $143,630 with $91,340 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $26.34 to $69.05. The median hourly rate was $43.91.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $42.26 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $1.65.

The median salary in North Carolina is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Computer Programmers Earnings: NC vs. National Average

Top North Carolina 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
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 2,030 $94,750
Raleigh, NC 1,590 $103,100
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 1,330 $92,100
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 540 $87,430
Greensboro-High Point, NC 200 $78,360
Winston-Salem, NC 190 $83,690
Wilmington, NC 170 $75,090
Asheville, NC 150 $61,320
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 150 $87,870
Greenville, NC 80 $69,410
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 60 $64,270
Burlington, NC 60 n/a
Fayetteville, NC 50 $78,260

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 NC Employment Total
Software Developers, Applications 30,580
Software Developers, Systems Software 7,070
Web Developers 3,320


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