Entry-Level Programmer Analyst Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Programmer Analysts lies in the neighborhood of $58K annually. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level Programmer Analysts approaches anywhere from $42K on the lower end to $79K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $8K from bonuses and upwards of $5K from profit sharing. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Men make up the vast majority of Entry-Level Programmer Analysts (81 percent) who took the survey. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$42,554 - $76,396
$43K
$58K
$76K
MEDIAN: $57,941
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$16.06 - $39.16
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MEDIAN: $24.85
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National Salary 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$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$42,554 - $76,396  
   
Bonus
$200.00 - $8,161  
Profit Sharing
$153.19 - $5,418  
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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$41,590 - $79,304  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,355
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$16.06 - $39.16  
   
Overtime
$20.71 - $56.32  
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
$200.00 - $8,161  
   
Profit Sharing
$153.19 - $5,418  
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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$41,590 - $79,304  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 173

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Many Entry-Level Programmer Analysts can be found at The Boeing Company, Federal Express Corporation (FedEx), Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), and Matrix Imaging Solutions, firms that are at the top of the field. The biggest paychecks can be found at University of Southern California (USC) — the median salary there is $74K. Entry-Level Programmer Analysts will also find cushy salaries at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc (+$73K), Liberty Mutual Insurance Group (+$68K), and The Boeing Company (+$67K).

Wells Fargo & Co., Fidelity National Information Services (fnis) and Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) are three other employers with a reputation for below-average pay, showing salaries around $48K, $53K, and $55K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $58,062

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Entry-Level Programmer Analysts, Seattle provides a pay rate that is 33 percent greater than the national average. Entry-Level Programmer Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+22 percent), Bentonville (+20 percent), Chicago (+17 percent), and Houston (+14 percent). With compensation 11 percent below the national average, Columbus is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Louisville (10 percent lower) and Buffalo (9 percent lower).

Programmer Analyst Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Programmer Analyst in Oklahoma City:
"Be confident. Network."
Know who you are, represent yourself well. Study, learn, know your business. Respect others, always do the right thing (if the job's worth having they will respect that). Learn from your mistakes to avoid repeating them. Be prepared, be dynamic, never stop learning.

Key Stats for Programmer Analyst

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 205 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
15%
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Skills That Affect Programmer Analyst Salaries

▲6%

▲3%

▲1%


.NET
▼0%

Oracle
▼0%

National Average
$58,000

C++ Programming Language
▼1%

SQL
▼2%


ASP.NET Framework
▼2%

C#
▼3%


Microsoft Word
▼4%

▼5%

C++
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 205 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 9%
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