Find Schools

Study Area & Zipcode

Computer Programmers in Wisconsin

Find Schools Near

Computer Programmers in Wisconsin

Is Wisconsin a good place for you to work as a Computer Programmer?

-2% Jobs Projection
$75,480 Median Salary
460 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Computer Programmers Work in Wisconsin?

In 2018, there were 5,530 Computer Programmers working in the state.

There were 5,450 Computer Programmers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 80 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Computer Programmers in WI Employment Trend

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

Computer Programmers in WI vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Wisconsin

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. WI

Wisconsin Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 460 annual Computer Programmers job openings in Wisconsin, and 7,530 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 Wisconsin?

In 2018 wages for Computer Programmers ranged from $49,920 to $110,770 with $75,480 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $24 to $53.25. The median hourly rate was $36.29.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $34.81 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $1.48.

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

Computer Programmers Earnings: WI vs. National Average

Top Wisconsin 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
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 8,790 $88,550
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,880 $83,980
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 1,630 $79,960
La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN 180 $58,400
Appleton, WI 140 $78,300
Sheboygan, WI 130 $65,090
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 110 $67,790
Duluth, MN-WI 70 $66,920
Racine, WI 70 $78,450
Wausau, WI 50 $63,980
Eau Claire, WI 50 $78,610
Janesville-Beloit, WI 40 $71,700

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 WI Employment Total
Software Developers, Applications 16,940
Software Developers, Systems Software 3,790
Web Developers 3,030


More about our data sources and methodologies.

Featured Schools

Find Schools Near You

Our free school finder matches students with accredited colleges across the U.S.