Computer Programmer Statistics By Gender

29.8% of computer programmers are women and 70.2% of computer programmers are men.

  • Male, 70.2%
  • Female, 29.8%

Computer Programmers By Gender

GenderPercentages
Male70.2%
Female29.8%

Gender Pay Gap For Computer Programmer

Women Earn 94¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men

male-income
Male Income
$75,811
female-income
Female Income
$71,439

Computer Programmer Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the computer programmer position over time.

Male
Female
100%
80%
60%
40%
20%
0%
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019

Computer Programmer Gender By Year

YearMaleFemale
201066.67%33.33%
201166.62%33.38%
201267.33%32.67%
201369.79%30.21%
201469.20%30.80%
201568.26%31.74%
201669.20%30.80%
201769.50%30.50%
201868.73%31.27%
201969.40%30.60%

Computer Programmer Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, dell certified systems expert and software applications architect have the biggest difference in gender.

Job TitleMaleFemale
Informatics Nurse Specialist13%87%
Clinical Support Specialist22%78%
Clinic Administrator23%77%
Computer Programmer70%30%
Senior Data Center Engineer98%2%
Software Applications Architect98%2%
Dell Certified Systems Expert99%1%

Computer Programmer Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among computer programmers is White, which makes up 69.4% of all computer programmers. Comparatively, there are 15.2% of the Asian ethnicity and 8.1% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.

  • White, 69.4%
  • Asian, 15.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 8.1%
  • Black or African American, 4.6%
  • Unknown, 2.4%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.3%

Computer Programmer Race

Computer Programmer RacePercentages
White69.4%
Asian15.2%
Hispanic or Latino8.1%
Black or African American4.6%
Unknown2.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native0.3%

Computer Programmer Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2010-2019 among computer programmers.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Computer Programmer Race By Year

YearWhiteBlack or African AmericanAsianHispanic or Latino
201071.53%4.83%14.61%6.73%
201172.11%5.01%13.66%7.06%
201271.82%4.95%13.61%7.24%
201370.90%5.24%14.08%7.11%
201470.70%4.69%15.16%6.87%
201569.05%5.11%16.12%7.06%
201667.98%5.21%16.49%7.73%
201768.28%4.46%16.03%8.74%
201869.20%4.89%15.88%7.46%
201969.43%4.58%15.17%8.11%

Computer Programmer Wage Gap By Race

Asian computer programmers have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american computer programmers have the lowest average salary at $70,615.
$77,000
$75,000
$73,000
$71,000
$69,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
EthnicitySalary
Unknown$75,821
White$74,591
Black or African American$70,615
Asian$76,166
Hispanic or Latino$70,933

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Average Age of a Computer Programmer

We determined the average age of computer programmers based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Computer Programmer Age By Race

RaceMale AgeFemale Age
Unknown36
White4853
Black or African American4652
Asian4244
Hispanic or Latino3945

Computer Programmer Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of computer programmer employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of computer programmers is 40+ years old, which represents 69% of the population.

40+ years

30-40 years

20-30 years


Computer Programmer Age

Computer Programmer YearsPercentages
40+ years69%
30-40 years22%
20-30 years8%

Types of Computer Programmer Degree Levels

The most common degree for computer programmers is bachelor's degree 60% of computer programmers earn that degree. A close second is associate degree with 22% and rounding it off is master's degree with 10%.

  • Bachelors, 60%
  • Associate, 22%
  • Masters, 10%
  • Diploma, 3%
  • Other Degrees, 5%

Computer Programmers By Education

Computer Programmer DegreePercentages
Bachelors60%
Associate22%
Masters10%
Diploma3%
Other Degrees5%

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Computer Programmer Wage Gap By Education

Computer programmers with a Doctorate degree earn more than those without, at $81,480 annually. With a Masters degree, computer programmers earn a median annual income of $79,822 compared to $75,811 for computer programmers with an Bachelors degree.
$82,000
$79,000
$76,000
$73,000
$70,000
$67,000
Master's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Doctorate Degree
Some College/ Associate Degree
EducationSalary
Master's Degree$79,822
Bachelor's Degree$75,811
Doctorate Degree$81,480
Some College/ Associate Degree$69,517

Computer Programmer Employment Statistics

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire computer programmers.

< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Computer Programmer Jobs By Employer Size

Company SizePercentages
< 50 employees9%
50 - 100 employees5%
100 - 500 employees15%
500 - 1,000 employees25%
1,000 - 10,000 employees25%
> 10,000 employees22%

Top Industries Hiring Computer Programmers

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ computer programmers. Those industries include technology, non profits and telecommunication.

Technology

Professional

Telecommunication

Internet

Fortune 500

Computer Programmer Turnover And Employment Statistics

Computer Programmer Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of computer programmers changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Computer Programmer Unemployment Rate By Year

YearComputer Programmer Unemployment Rate
20105.66%
20114.88%
20124.01%
20133.44%
20143.52%
20152.74%
20162.92%
20173.10%
20182.78%
20193.35%

The Average Number of Years That Computer Programmer Stay in a Job

By looking over 6,449 computer programmers resumes, we figured out that the average computer programmer enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 38%.

Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Computer Programmer Tenure

Number or YearsPercentages
Less than 1 year19%
1-2 years38%
3-4 years17%
5-7 years12%
8-10 years5%
11+ years9%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Computer Programmers with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to computer programmers.

Job TitleLGBTJob Openings
Computer Programmer6.55%
Automation Test Engineer7.66%125,816
Senior Communications Engineer7.80%48,258
Senior Database Consultant8.31%34,988
Unix Administrator8.39%56,547
Air Support Operations Operator9.71%149,923
Senior Data Scientist20.69%103,618

Computer Programmer LGBT Demographics

ProfessionPercentages of LGBT Job Openings
Automation Test Engineer7.66%125,816
Senior Communications Engineer7.80%48,258
Senior Database Consultant8.31%34,988
Unix Administrator8.39%56,547
Air Support Operations Operator9.71%149,923
Senior Data Scientist20.69%103,618

Foreign Languages Spoken By Computer Programmers

The most common foreign language among computer programmers is Spanish at 48.5%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is Chinese at 5.9% and French is the third-most popular at 5.9%.

  • Spanish, 48.5%
  • Chinese, 5.9%
  • French, 5.9%
  • Mandarin, 5.3%
  • Arabic, 4.7%
  • Other, 29.7%

Computer Programmer Languages Spoken

Foreign LanguagePercentages
Spanish48.5%
Chinese5.9%
French5.9%
Mandarin5.3%
Arabic4.7%
Other29.7%

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Where Do Computer Programmers Earn The Most?

Computer programmers earn the most in Washington, where the average computer programmer salary is $89,760. The map here shows where computer programmers earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Which State Has The Most Computer Programmers?

By looking through more than 6,449 resumes, we found that the most popular places for computer programmers are New York, NY and Houston, TX.

Number of Computer Programmers

Number Of Computer Programmer Jobs By State

RankStateNumber of JobsAverage Salary
1California7,805$78,246
2Texas3,949$68,983
3Virginia3,084$71,624
4Washington2,789$89,760
5New York2,499$72,029
6Florida2,400$60,833
7Maryland2,180$72,952
8Illinois2,073$74,073
9Pennsylvania2,052$72,748
10Massachusetts2,017$72,268
11New Jersey1,813$66,407
12North Carolina1,721$73,377
13Georgia1,612$72,129
14Ohio1,505$68,650
15Michigan1,272$67,804
16Colorado1,158$67,618
17Minnesota1,149$71,945
18Indiana1,139$69,739
19Oregon1,125$77,845
20Arizona1,067$71,449
21Wisconsin811$67,921
22Utah809$64,982
23Missouri749$67,970
24Tennessee702$68,141
25Alabama697$66,800
26Connecticut637$73,770
27District of Columbia620$77,515
28Kansas520$66,953
29Iowa512$69,860
30Kentucky505$70,300
31South Carolina447$68,481
32Nebraska431$65,815
33Rhode Island401$67,915
34Louisiana397$67,525
35Arkansas392$65,510
36Delaware364$68,568
37New Mexico361$59,242
38Idaho343$72,828
39New Hampshire343$68,244
40Nevada336$69,711
41Oklahoma331$69,282
42Montana269$64,613
43Mississippi241$69,870
44Vermont231$71,620
45Maine225$74,684
46West Virginia183$61,700
47North Dakota177$70,782
48Hawaii164$63,531
49South Dakota163$68,948
50Alaska160$71,824
51Wyoming149$60,912

Where Are Computer Programmers In High Demand?

Computer programmers are in high demand in Anniston, AL. There are currently 7 job openings for computer programmers here. We looked over job openings to determine where in the country computer programmers are in the most demand.

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Computer Programmer Demographics FAQs

How Many Computer Programmer Are There In The Us?

There are over 20,302 Computer Programmers in the United States.

What Percentage Of Computer Programmers Are Black?

4.6% of Computer Programmers are Black or African American

What Race Are Most Computer Programmers?

Most a are White, with 69.4% of Computer Programmers belonging to this ethnicity. 15.2% of Computer Programmers are Asian, 8.1% of Computer Programmers are Hispanic or Latino, 4.6% of Computer Programmers are Black or African American, 2.4% of Computer Programmers are Unknown, and 0.3% of Computer Programmers are American Indian and Alaska Native

Are Computer Programmer Jobs Male - Dominated ?

Yes, Computer Programmer jobs are male - dominated. 70% of Computer Programmers are male, and 29% are female, so there are more male Computer Programmers than female Computer Programmers in the United States.

How Old Is The Average Computer Programmer ?

The average Computer Programmer is 46 years old. 69% of Computer Programmers are 40+ years old or older, 22% are between the ages of 30-40 years, and 8% are between 20-30 years old

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