An Operating Systems Programmer earns an average salary of $87,773 per year.
Operating Systems Programmer Total Pay (?
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$66,063 - $110,084
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$68,284 - $122,755  
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Job Description for Operating Systems Programmer
  • Write kernel code for real-time or multitasking operating systems, including device drivers.
  • Use kernel debuggers, system dumps, and assembly language, as well as higher level languages.
  • Test and document software for operating systems.
  • Write, modify, and debug software for operating systems.
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Gender
Female
21%
female alumni
 
Male
79%
male alumni
Years of Experience
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
60%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 13%
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