An Entry-Level Computer Programmer earns an average salary of $53,265 per year. A skill in Linux is associated with high pay for this job.

$37,447 - $79,337
(Median)
$37K
$53K
$79K
MEDIAN: $53,264
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$12.02 - $34.93
(Median)
$12
$20
$35
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$37,447 - $79,337  
   
Bonus
$40.85 - $7,708  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,304  
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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$32,332 - $80,580  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,006
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.02 - $34.93  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.81  
Overtime
$15.38 - $47.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$40.85 - $7,708  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,304  
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).
)
$32,332 - $80,580  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 291
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Skills That Affect Computer Programmer Salaries

Linux
up arrow 12%

Java
up arrow 4%

National Average
$52,000

C++ Programming Language
up arrow 1%

ASP.NET
up arrow 1%

C++
up arrow 2%

C# Programming Language
up arrow 2%

C#
up arrow 3%

JavaScript
up arrow 3%

.NET
up arrow 4%

HTML
up arrow 4%

ASP.NET Framework
up arrow 4%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 5%

SQL
up arrow 7%

PHP
up arrow 9%

Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 100 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
medical benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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