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Computer Programmers in Virginia

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-6% Jobs Projection
$92,550 Median Salary
500 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Computer Programmers Work in Virginia?

In Virginia, there were 7,110 people working as Computer Programmers in the year 2018.

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

Computer Programmers in VA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Virginia

Jobs for Computer Programmers in this state are declining at a rate of 6.4% which is a slower decline than the nationwide estimated projection of %.

Job Projections for Computer Programmers: Nation vs. VA

Virginia Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 500 annual job openings, and 8,770 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 Virginia?

In 2018 wages for Computer Programmers ranged from $55,510 to $140,270 with $92,550 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $26.69 to $67.44. The median hourly rate was $44.5.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $44.76 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $0.26.

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

Computer Programmers Earnings: VA vs. National Average

Top Virginia 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
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 7,560 $96,600
Richmond, VA 1,280 $93,810
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 540 $87,430
Roanoke, VA 140 $88,020
Charlottesville, VA 130 $116,610
Lynchburg, VA 80 $61,080
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 80 $71,300
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 80 $61,690

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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Occupation VA Employment Total
Software Developers, Applications 38,110
Software Developers, Systems Software 27,800
Web Developers 3,840


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