Computer Programmer Salary (United States)

A Computer Programmer earns an average salary of $54,482 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Computer Programmer Total Pay (?
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$35,248 - $83,330
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $54,481
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Computer Programmer Total Pay (?
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$11.84 - $40.83
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$35,248 - $83,330  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,792  
Profit Sharing
$5.21 - $8,054  
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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$31,595 - $85,945  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,471
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.84 - $40.83  
   
Overtime
$10.16 - $45.89  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,792  
   
Profit Sharing
$5.21 - $8,054  
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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$31,595 - $85,945  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,471
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Job Description for Computer Programmer

The basic role of a Computer Programer is to create and modify the software programs that provide the instructions that tell a computer how to accomplish a specific task. They write these programs in special languages known as programming languages (such as C++) that allow computers to understand and accomplish the desired goals of the program.
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Computer Programmer Tasks
  • Write, modify, and debug software for web sites.
  • Test and document software for client applications.
  • Use source debuggers and visual development environments.
  • Test and document software for web sites.
  • Work with with designers and content producers.

Common Career Paths for Computer Programmer

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Pay by Experience Level for Computer Programmer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Seattle
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Dallas
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Boston
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Los Angeles
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Austin
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St. Louis
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Minneapolis
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San Diego
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Columbus
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National Average
$54,000
Houston
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Atlanta
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Orlando
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Computer Programmer Reviews

What is it like working as a Computer Programmer?
Computer Programmer in Honolulu:
"Exciting, New, Different."
Pros: I like how they allow flexible schedules.
Cons: I do not like how I can't work from home.

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Experience Affects Computer Programmer Salaries

National Average
$54,000

Skills That Affect Computer Programmer Salaries

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ASP.NET
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JavaScript
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Oracle
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.NET
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National Average
$54,000
C#
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Microsoft SQL Server
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Java
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SQL
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HTML
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VB.Net
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C++
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
16%
female alumni
 
Male
84%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 17%
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