Applications Programmer Salary (United States)

The average pay for an Applications Programmer is $59,375 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 Total Pay (?
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$39,310 - $89,695
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MEDIAN: $59,375
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Applications Programmer Total Pay (?
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$11.63 - $49.49
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$39,310 - $89,695  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,975  
Profit Sharing
$511 - $6,082  
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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$37,807 - $91,704  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 469
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$11.63 - $49.49  
   
Overtime
$4.93 - $48.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,975  
   
Profit Sharing
$511 - $6,082  
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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$37,807 - $91,704  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 469
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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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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
New York
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Chicago
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National Average
$60,000
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Experience Affects Applications Programmer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 38%
National Average
$60,000

Skills That Affect Applications Programmer Salaries

COBOL
up arrow 22%
UNIX
up arrow 7%
Oracle
up arrow 4%
PL/SQL
up arrow 2%
C#
0%
National Average
$60,000
ASP.NET
up arrow 1%
.NET
up arrow 2%
Java
up arrow 2%
SQL
up arrow 3%
up arrow 6%
Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 8%
Microsoft Access
up arrow 8%
VB.Net
up arrow 9%
C++
up arrow 11%
Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 15%
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Gender
Female
18%
female alumni
 
Male
82%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 13%
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