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Computer Programmers in Utah

Considering a career as a Computer Programmer in Utah?

19.0% Jobs Projection
$79,750 Median Salary
380 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Computer Programmers in Utah is growing faster than average.

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

How Many Computer Programmers Work in Utah?

3,400 people worked as Computer Programmers in 2018 in this state.

There were 3,780 Computer Programmers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 380 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Utah

Jobs for Computer Programmers in this state are growing at a rate of 19.0% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of -7.2%.


Utah Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 380 annual job openings, and a total of 5,270 jobs for Utah 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 Utah?

In 2018 wages for Computer Programmers ranged from $45,060 to $127,190 with $79,750 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $21.66 to $61.15. The median hourly rate was $38.34.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $37.29 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $1.05.

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


Top Utah 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
Salt Lake City, UT 1,640 $79,350
Provo-Orem, UT 970 $90,480
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 420 $75,430
Logan, UT-ID 160 $54,370
St. George, UT 110 $65,320

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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