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53.4% Jobs Projection
$87,760 Median Salary
2,160 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Computer Workers in Washington are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Computer Workers in Washington is growing faster than average.

  • Computer Workers in Washington earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Computer Workers Work in Washington?

In 2018, there were 13,100 Computer Workers working in the state.

There were 10,940 Computer Workers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 2,160 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 2,980 Computer Workers working in it, which means Washington has more Computer Workers than average.


Job Projections for Washington

Jobs for Computer Workers in this state are growing at a rate of 53.4% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 9.3%.


Washington Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 2,160 annual job openings, and 23,930 total jobs in 2026 for Computer Workers in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 22,400 annual jobs and 313,800 total jobs in 2026.

What do Computer Workers Make in Washington?

In 2018 wages for Computer Workers ranged from $46,110 to $144,230 with $87,760 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $22.17 to $69.34. The median hourly rate was $42.19.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $41.58 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.61.

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


Top Washington Metros for Computer Workers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Computer Workers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 10,600 $90,550
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 4,890 $84,280
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 630 $87,540
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 560 $69,590
Kennewick-Richland, WA 170 $77,930
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 160 $75,210
Bellingham, WA 110 $70,760
Yakima, WA 60 $68,880
Walla Walla, WA 50 $70,960
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 50 $78,810

Top States for Computer Workers Employment

The table below shows the states where most Computer Workers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 74,690 $98,010
Texas 25,620 $88,460
Georgia 21,500 $85,280
Pennsylvania 19,010 $84,660
District of Columbia 18,040 $118,800
Illinois 16,590 $0
Colorado 16,440 $99,840
Virginia 14,580 $104,840
Maryland 13,720 $116,360
Washington 13,100 $87,760
Ohio 12,160 $82,640
Massachusetts 11,190 $88,660
Florida 11,060 $76,500
Michigan 10,900 $73,650
New Jersey 9,770 $99,500
Arizona 9,150 $80,790
Missouri 7,010 $83,720
Utah 6,470 $73,370
Minnesota 6,200 $77,560
Oregon 6,000 $77,540

Below are the states where Computer Workers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $118,800
Maryland $116,360
New Hampshire $113,770
Virginia $104,840
Colorado $99,840
Connecticut $99,730
New Jersey $99,500
California $98,010
Alaska $94,900
Hawaii $93,430


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