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Operating Systems Programmer Salary

An Operating Systems Programmer earns an average salary of $81,000 per year.

$50,000 - $120,000
(Median)
$50K
$81K
$120K
MEDIAN: $81,000
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$0.00 - $24,240  
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$51,064 - $126,935  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 29

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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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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
44%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 16%
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