Applications Programmer Salary (United States)

The average pay for an Applications Programmer is $59,743 per year. A skill in COBOL is associated with high pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job.
Applications Programmer Salary (?
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$40,143 - $89,993
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MEDIAN: $59,743
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Applications Programmer Salary (?
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$12.02 - $42.71
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$40,143 - $89,993  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,000  
Profit Sharing
$509 - $6,104  
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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$38,476 - $91,774  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 357
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.02 - $42.71  
   
Overtime
$1.80 - $47.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$509 - $6,104  
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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$38,476 - $91,774  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 60
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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Applications Programmer

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Pay Difference By Location

New York
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Chicago
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$60,000
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Experience Affects Applications Programmer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%
Experienced
up arrow 22%
National Average
$60,000

Skills That Affect Applications Programmer Salaries

COBOL
up arrow 27%
UNIX
up arrow 5%
C#
up arrow 2%
ASP.NET
up arrow 1%
.NET
0%
PL/SQL
0%
Oracle
0%
National Average
$60,000
SQL
up arrow 2%
Java
up arrow 4%
C++
up arrow 4%
HTML
up arrow 5%
Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 7%
Microsoft Access
up arrow 8%
VB.Net
up arrow 9%
Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
17%
female alumni
 
Male
83%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 14%