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Computer Programmers in Pennsylvania

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-8% Jobs Projection
$84,880 Median Salary
710 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Computer Programmers Work in Pennsylvania?

There were approximately 8,990 workers employed as Computer Programmers in this state in 2018.

There were 10,710 Computer Programmers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 1,720 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Computer Programmers in PA Employment Trend

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

Computer Programmers in PA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Pennsylvania

Jobs for Computer Programmers in this state are declining at a rate of 8.5% which is a faster decline than the nationwide estimated projection of -7.2%.

Job Projections for Computer Programmers: Nation vs. PA

Pennsylvania Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 710 annual job openings, and 12,730 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 Pennsylvania?

In 2018 wages for Computer Programmers ranged from $51,440 to $125,510 with $84,880 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $24.73 to $60.34. The median hourly rate was $40.81.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $37.98 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $2.83.

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

Computer Programmers Earnings: PA vs. National Average

Top Pennsylvania 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
Pittsburgh, PA 1,830 $75,680
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 450 $69,830
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 400 $75,920
State College, PA 350 $73,600
York-Hanover, PA 210 $92,960
Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton, PA 180 $73,940
Lancaster, PA 170 $65,360
Reading, PA 160 $81,080
Erie, PA 90 $59,140
Altoona, PA 80 $92,960
Williamsport, PA 60 $74,390
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 40 $60,130
Johnstown, PA 30 n/a

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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