Computer Programmers with COBOL skills tend to be well-versed in their field, and slightly less than three-fifths have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $70K annually, but may range from $41K to $118K per year. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly more than half. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$42,002 - $112,480
$42K
$70K
$110K
MEDIAN: $69,973
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$12.16 - $73.97
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MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$42,002 - $112,480  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,456  
Profit Sharing
$503  
Total Pay (?
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$41,396 - $117,553  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 68
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.16 - $73.97  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.63  
Overtime
$25.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,456  
   
Profit Sharing
$503  
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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$41,396 - $117,553  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 11

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Pay by Experience Level for Computer Programmer

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


For many Computer Programmers with COBOL skills, more experience generally translates to higher pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $46K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $66K. Computer Programmers with COBOL skills claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $80K. Computer Programmers with COBOL skills with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $91K.

Key Stats for Computer Programmer

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
035
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
35%
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Experience Affects Computer Programmer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

National Average
$71,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 34%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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