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Best States For A Senior Programmer

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Job opportunities vary from state to state, and Computer and Mathematical careers are no different.

Because we know how difficult it can be to know which states are the best when it comes to Senior Programmer jobs, we decided to crunch some numbers to bring you the best states for Senior Programmers.

Our research found that Washington is the best state for Senior Programmers, while Washington and California are ranked highest in terms of median salary.

Washington has a median salary of $116,091 and Washington has the highest median salary among all 50 states for Senior Programmers.

In order to get you the best states for Senior Programmers, we looked at our data on jobs and wages -- specifically the average annual wage and the number of available jobs per capita.

a Senior Programmer will most commonly be promoted to Senior Software Engineer.

The 10 Best States In America For Senior Programmers in 2020

  1. Washington
  2. California
  3. District of Columbia
  4. Virginia
  5. North Carolina
  6. Colorado
  7. Utah
  8. Massachusetts
  9. Arizona
  10. Illinois
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  • (12,603 jobs)
  • (803 jobs)
  • (4,224 jobs)
  • (2,097 jobs)
  • (1,979 jobs)
  • (794 jobs)
  • (3,115 jobs)
  • (1,116 jobs)
  • (2,853 jobs)

We found that Washington is the best state for Senior Programmers, and California is also high in terms of median salary.

Our calculations are based on higher annual income for Senior Programmer jobs, and having plenty of job openings as well.

Some of the companies that are hiring for Senior Programmers include IBM and Accenture Federal Services LLC.

Check out the list of best states for Senior Programmers below.

If you're interested, you can read more about the job scene here:

The 10 Best States For Senior Programmers In 2020

1. Washington

Total Senior Programmer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
3,840 $116,091 $79,000 $168,000 1.96
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Senior Programmer Jobs in Washington

2. California

Total Senior Programmer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
12,603 $114,484 $76,000 $170,000 1.45
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Senior Programmer Jobs in California

3. District of Columbia

Total Senior Programmer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
803 $113,983 $80,000 $161,000 1.52
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Senior Programmer Jobs in District of Columbia

4. Virginia

Total Senior Programmer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
4,224 $101,007 $70,000 $143,000 1.58
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Senior Programmer Jobs in Virginia

5. North Carolina

Total Senior Programmer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
2,097 $101,132 $70,000 $144,000 0.97
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Senior Programmer Jobs in North Carolina

6. Colorado

Total Senior Programmer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,979 $102,063 $64,000 $161,000 1.26
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Senior Programmer Jobs in Colorado

7. Utah

Total Senior Programmer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
794 $99,688 $62,000 $158,000 1.19
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Senior Programmer Jobs in Utah

8. Massachusetts

Total Senior Programmer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
3,115 $97,052 $67,000 $140,000 1.39
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Senior Programmer Jobs in Massachusetts

9. Arizona

Total Senior Programmer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,116 $97,298 $63,000 $148,000 0.88
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Senior Programmer Jobs in Arizona

10. Illinois

Total Senior Programmer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
2,853 $97,351 $69,000 $136,000 0.88
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Senior Programmer Jobs in Illinois

How We Determined The Best States To Be A Senior Programmer

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Detailed List Of The Best States For A Senior Programmer

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