In 2012, nearly two-thirds of computer programmers worked in the Portland Tri-County area (Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas counties). Hourly wages in 2014 varied from $19.81 for entry-level positions to $51.80 for experienced workers at the highest end of the pay scale. Statewide, the median hourly wage was $35.87 with an average (mean) annual wage of $73,606, making this group a high-wage occupation. For all occupations in Oregon, the median hourly wage was $17.52 and the average (mean) annual wage was $46,441.
For more on computer programmers, read Jill Cuyler-Crook's article: Computer Programmers: The Minds Behind the Machines.