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Computer Programmers in Texas

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

0.3% Jobs Projection
$84,980 Median Salary
1,270 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Computer Programmers in Texas are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Computer Programmers in Texas is growing slower than average.

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

How Many Computer Programmers Work in Texas?

In Texas, there were 20,960 people working as Computer Programmers in the year 2018.

There were 20,850 Computer Programmers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 110 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Computer Programmers in TX Employment Trend

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

Computer Programmers in TX vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Texas

Jobs for Computer Programmers in this state are growing at a rate of 0.3% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of -7.2%.

Job Projections for Computer Programmers: Nation vs. TX

Texas Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 1,270 annual Computer Programmers job openings in Texas, and 20,330 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 15,500 annual jobs and 273,600 total jobs in 2026.

What do Computer Programmers Make in Texas?

In 2018 wages for Computer Programmers ranged from $51,000 to $134,040 with $84,980 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $24.52 to $64.44. The median hourly rate was $40.86.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $39.72 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $1.14.

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

Computer Programmers Earnings: TX vs. National Average

Top Texas 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
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 9,280 $86,250
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 4,670 $89,320
Austin-Round Rock, TX 3,160 $83,580
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 810 $79,900
Killeen-Temple, TX 480 $85,360
Lubbock, TX 240 $59,280
El Paso, TX 230 $76,100
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 130 $61,200
Waco, TX 110 $69,520
College Station-Bryan, TX 100 $80,330
Corpus Christi, TX 90 $63,200
Amarillo, TX 80 $87,440
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 70 $70,890
Abilene, TX 50 $80,280
Texarkana, TX-AR 30 $71,980
Longview, TX 30 $78,370

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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Occupation TX Employment Total
Software Developers, Applications 71,260
Software Developers, Systems Software 28,720
Web Developers 7,830


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