The average pay for an Applications Programmer is $57,912 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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$38,768 - $86,415
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86K
MEDIAN: $57,911
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Applications Programmer Total Pay (?
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$10.96 - $49.23
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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$38,768 - $86,415  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,026  
Profit Sharing
$509 - $9,916  
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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$36,791 - $88,886  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 572
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$10.96 - $49.23  
   
Overtime
$14.79 - $47.14  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,026  
   
Profit Sharing
$509 - $9,916  
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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$36,791 - $88,886  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 572
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Job Description for Applications Programmer
  • 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
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
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Experience Affects Applications Programmer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 39%
National Average
$58,000

Skills That Affect Applications Programmer Salaries

COBOL
up arrow 22%
UNIX
up arrow 7%
PL/SQL
up arrow 3%
Java
up arrow 1%
National Average
$58,000
.NET
up arrow 1%
ASP.NET
up arrow 1%
SQL
up arrow 1%
C#
up arrow 2%
Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 5%
up arrow 6%
Microsoft Access
up arrow 7%
Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 13%
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Gender
Female
18%
female alumni
 
Male
82%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 15%
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