Entry-Level Computer Programmer Salary (United States)

An Entry-Level Computer Programmer earns an average salary of $49,101 per year.
Entry-Level Computer Programmer Total Pay (?
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$32,146 - $70,241
(Median)
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49K
59K
70K
MEDIAN: $49,101
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Entry-Level Computer Programmer Total Pay (?
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$10.48 - $30.54
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$32,146 - $70,241  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,045  
Profit Sharing
$0.26 - $4,108  
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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$29,340 - $71,019  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,570
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.48 - $30.54  
   
Overtime
$9.86 - $38.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,045  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.26 - $4,108  
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).
)
$29,340 - $71,019  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,570
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Pay Difference By Location

Seattle
up arrow 34%
San Francisco
up arrow 32%
Boston
up arrow 28%
New York
up arrow 27%
Washington
up arrow 19%
Austin
up arrow 19%
Chicago
up arrow 14%
Raleigh
up arrow 14%
Dallas
up arrow 12%
Houston
up arrow 4%
Los Angeles
up arrow 4%
San Diego
up arrow 1%
National Average
$47,000
Columbus
up arrow 1%
Atlanta
up arrow 15%
Orlando
up arrow 16%
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Computer Programmer Salaries

UNIX
up arrow 8%
PL/SQL
up arrow 6%
ASP.NET
up arrow 5%
Oracle
up arrow 4%
C++
up arrow 3%
Java
up arrow 2%
.NET
up arrow 2%
VB.Net
0%
JavaScript
0%
National Average
$47,000
C#
up arrow 1%
Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 3%
HTML
up arrow 4%
SQL
up arrow 5%
Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 9%
Microsoft Access
up arrow 13%

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Gender

Female
15%
female alumni
 
Male
85%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 18%
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