Applications Programmer Salary

The average Applications Programmer in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $62K per year. With some bonuses approaching $6K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $22K, overall incomes of Applications Programmers spread between $36K and $99K depending on individual performance. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Applications Programmers who answered the questionnnaire. A large number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$41,014 - $99,649
$41K
$62K
$100K
MEDIAN: $62,131
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$12.60 - $44.54
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$45
MEDIAN: $19.58
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$41,014 - $99,649  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,575  
Profit Sharing
$148.99 - $22,021  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$35,870 - $99,345  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 173
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$12.60 - $44.54  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $58.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,575  
   
Profit Sharing
$148.99 - $22,021  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$35,870 - $99,345  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 47

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Job Description for Applications Programmer

Companies that develop and/or design software solutions or applications - whether they are used for business, entertainment, or some mix of both - are typical employers for applications programmers. The programmer performs coding, compiling, and even some initial testing when developing a new application or updating and revising an existing one. Typically, with larger companies, an application programmer works as part of a team in development, design, or web applications. The programmer must be proficient with a variety of computer languages, usually specified by the employer posting the job. For companies actively developing for platforms such as iOS or Android, an applications programmer also need to be familiar with the use of relevant development kits and tools as well.

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Applications Programmer Tasks

  • Write code to generate web pages, access databases and business logic servers.
  • Write, modify, and debug software for web sites.
  • Test and document software for web sites.
  • Work with with designers and content producers.
  • Write code to create single-threaded or user interface event driven applications, either stand-alone and those which access servers or services.

Common Career Paths for Applications Programmer


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Applications Programmers who transition into a Senior Software Engineer role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $94K per year. The most common career progression for Applications Programmers leads to becoming a Programmer Analyst, where pay is typically $60K. However, many Applications Programmers also opt to become Senior Programmer Analysts, a position that pays $80K on average.

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Popular Skills for Applications Programmer


Survey results imply that Applications Programmers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in UNIX, Oracle, JavaScript, and PL/SQL are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include C# Programming Language, .NET, and C++ Programming Language. Those educated in .NET tend to be well versed in SQL and ASP.NET.

Pay by Experience Level for Applications Programmer

Pay by Experience for an Applications Programmer has a positive trend. An entry-level Applications Programmer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 130 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Applications Programmer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 65 salaries. An experienced Applications Programmer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 50 salaries. An Applications Programmer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 23 salaries.

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Key Stats for Applications Programmer

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Applications Programmer Salaries

▲32%

Late-Career
▲30%

▲19%

National Average
$61,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Applications Programmer Salaries

UNIX
▲16%

Oracle
▲3%

▲2%

PL/SQL
▲2%

National Average
$61,000

▼1%

C#
▼4%

▼5%

▼5%

C++
▼6%

Microsoft Access
▼7%

SQL
▼9%


C++ Programming Language
▼9%

▼10%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 16%