What Are The Training Requirements for Computer Programmers?

Computer programmers need a bachelor's degree.

Degrees for Computer programmers
Typical education of Computer programmers
Percent
Less than High School 0.5
High School 4.2
Some College 13.7
Associates Degree 8.4
Bachelors Degree 51.2
Masters Degree 19.5
Doctorate or Professional Degree 2.4

What Is the Employment Outlook for Computer Programmers?

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 26,000 less computer programmers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 81,000 more.

This career includes 328,000 people in the United States.

How Much Do Computer Programmers Make?

On average, computer programmers make $40.95 per hour or $85,180 per year in the United States.

What Is the Typical Hourly Income for Computer Programmers?

Hourly income for Computer programmers in the United States compared with other, similar careers.
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Computer programmers $21.91 $29.38 $38.39 $49.85 $62.67
Computer and mathematical occupations $20.51 $28.42 $39.82 $53.70 $67.91
Computer occupations $20.46 $28.41 $39.84 $53.73 $67.91
Software developers and programmers $25.63 $34.33 $46.07 $59.74 $74.67
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

What Is the Typical Annual Salary for Computer Programmers?

Annual salary for Computer programmers in the United States compared with other, similar careers.
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Computer programmers $45,570 $61,100 $79,840 $103,690 $130,360
Computer and mathematical occupations $42,650 $59,120 $82,830 $111,690 $141,250
Computer occupations $42,560 $59,090 $82,860 $111,770 $141,260
Software developers and programmers $53,300 $71,410 $95,830 $124,260 $155,310
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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