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or $44.71 hourly
as of 2021
What is the risk of automation?
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Social Perceptiveness (53)
Assisting and Caring for Others (29)
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions (1)
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How quickly is this occupation growing?
The number of 'Computer Programmers' job openings is expected to decline by -10.2% by 2031
'Computer Programmers' is expected to be a very slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.
What are the median wages for 'Computer Programmers' in the United States?
In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Computer Programmers' was $93,000, or $44.71 hourly
'Computer Programmers' are paid 103.2% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
How many people are employed as computer programmers?
As of 2021 there were 152,610 people employed as Computer Programmers within the United States.
This represents around 0.11% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 923 people are employed as Computer Programmers.
Create, modify, and test the code and scripts that allow computer applications to run. Work from specifications drawn up by software and web developers or other individuals. May develop and write computer programs to store, locate, and retrieve specific documents, data, and information.
SOC Code: 15-1251.00
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