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Operating Systems Programmer Salary (United States)

An Operating Systems Programmer earns an average salary of $83,425 per year.
Operating Systems Programmer Salary (?
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$50,335 - $110,554
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $83,425
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National Salary Data

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$50,335 - $110,554  
   
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$0.00 - $14,426  
Total Pay (?
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$51,521 - $124,100  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 30
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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
26%
female alumni
 
Male
74%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
45%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 16%