Operating Systems Programmer Salary

An Operating Systems Programmer earns an average salary of $71,751 per year.

$47,500 - $121,650
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$48K
$72K
$120K
MEDIAN: $71,750
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$48,936 - $128,628  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 24
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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 3 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
42%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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