A little over a half of Computer Programmers with COBOL skills have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $41K to $117K per year, but median earnings come to around $72K per year. Making up 71 percent of those who took the survey, male Computer Programmers with COBOL skills greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$41,898 - $104,744
(Median)
$42K
$72K
$100K
MEDIAN: $71,834
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90%

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$14.24 - $68.78
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$28
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MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,898 - $104,744  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,500  
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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$40,796 - $116,980  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 72
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$28.01  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.63  
Overtime
$25.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,500  
   
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).
)
$40,796 - $116,980  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 8
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Pay by Experience Level for Computer Programmer

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


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 $69K. For Computer Programmers with COBOL skills, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $88K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make no more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage.

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Experience Affects Computer Programmer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 22%

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

National Average
$72,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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