These Are the 25 Best-Paying Cities for Programmers

July 6, 2016

4:40 pm

The tech industry is constantly shifting – coding and other tech-focused skills are in high demand. And while there are many different ways to get a grasp on these skills, finding the best place to utilize these skills can be a challenge.

Thankfully, programmers are no longer limited to just Silicon Valley and other places on the West Coast who have established their place in the tech industry. Glassdoor has compiled a list of the cities where programmers are provided with the best opportunities (both by the availability of jobs and by highest average salary).

Here are the 25 best-paying cities for programmers.

Seattle, WA

Real Adjusted Salary: $105,735
Median Base Salary: $113,242
Job Openings: 4,205

San Jose, CA

Real Adjusted Salary: $100,989
Median Base Salary: $122,500
Job Openings: 2,017

San Francisco, CA

Real Adjusted Salary: $99,751
Median Base Salary: $120,000
Job Openings: 2,232

Madison, WI

Real Adjusted Salary: $97,236
Median Base Salary: $95,000
Job Openings: 105

Raleigh, NC

Real Adjusted Salary: $94,142
Median Base Salary: $90,000
Job Openings: 416

Austin, TX

Real Adjusted Salary: $91,185
Median Base Salary: $90,000
Job Openings: 828

Boston, MA

Real Adjusted Salary: $90,171
Median Base Salary: $100,000
Job Openings: 1,965

Sacramento, CA

Real Adjusted Salary: $89,669
Median Base Salary: $92,000
Job Openings: 120

Portland, OR

Real Adjusted Salary: $89,374
Median Base Salary: $90,000
Job Openings: 412

Atlanta, GA

Real Adjusted Salary: $89,286
Median Base Salary: $85,000
Job Openings: 1,326

Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

Real Adjusted Salary: $88,294
Median Base Salary: $89,000
Job Openings: 1,376

Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

Real Adjusted Salary: $88,143
Median Base Salary: $84,000
Job Openings: 123

Omaha, NE

Real Adjusted Salary: $88,017
Median Base Salary: $83,000
Job Openings: 121

Phoenix, AZ

Real Adjusted Salary: $87,997
Median Base Salary: $86,765
Job Openings: 595

Salt Lake City, UT

Real Adjusted Salary: $87,262
Median Base Salary: $87,000
Job Openings: 248

Denver, CO

Real Adjusted Salary: $85,878
Median Base Salary: $90,000
Job Openings: 898

San Antonio, TX

Real Adjusted Salary: $85,696
Median Base Salary: $80,640
Job Openings: 151

Charlotte, NC

Real Adjusted Salary: $85,653
Median Base Salary: $80,000
Job Openings: 314

San Diego, CA

Real Adjusted Salary: $85,034
Median Base Salary: $100,000
Job Openings: 675

Pittsburgh, PA

Real Adjusted Salary: $84,926
Median Base Salary: $80,000
Job Openings: 473

Houston, TX

Real Adjusted Salary: $84,493
Median Base Salary: $85,000
Job Openings: 380

Boulder, CO

Real Adjusted Salary: $84,424
Median Base Salary: $92,360
Job Openings: 183

Palm Bay-Melbourne, FL

Real Adjusted Salary: $84,122
Median Base Salary: $80,000
Job Openings: 110

Tucson, AZ

Real Adjusted Salary: $83,248
Median Base Salary: $81,000
Job Openings: 60

Huntsville, AL

Real Adjusted Salary: $83,242
Median Base Salary: $76,000
Job Openings: 269

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Cameron is a tech and culture journalist, comic book enthusiast, and lives near New York City. A graduate of Stockton University, she's using her words to shift the world of online journalism, one byline at a time. When she's not writing, she can be found reading sci-fi novels, collecting succulents, and planning her next obnoxious hair color. Cameron is an editorial fellow at Tech.Co. Send your tips to [email protected] or tweet @BlkGirlManifest.

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