Entry-Level Programmer Analyst Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Programmer Analysts is around $58K annually. Cash earnings for Entry-Level Programmer Analysts — including $8K in bonuses and $5K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $42K to $79K depending on individual performance. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 81 percent of Entry-Level Programmer Analysts are male. Most Entry-Level Programmer Analysts like their work and job satisfaction is high. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$43,318 - $76,545
$43K
$58K
$77K
MEDIAN: $58,306
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$16.75 - $37.37
$17
$25
$37
MEDIAN: $25.20
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$0$79K
Salary $43,318 - $76,545
Bonus $97.87 - $8,225
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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$42,343 - $79,223
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,312
Hourly Data $0$56
Hourly Rate $16.75 - $37.37
Overtime $24.00 - $56.32
Annual Data $0$79K
Bonus $97.87 - $8,225
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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$42,343 - $79,223
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 169

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Programmer Analyst Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Programmer Analyst


The Boeing Company, Federal Express Corporation (FedEx), Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), and Matrix Imaging Solutions are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Entry-Level Programmer Analysts. University of Southern California (USC) offers the largest salaries in town — $74K on average. Other big spenders include Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, and The Boeing Company, top-paying firms where Entry-Level Programmer Analysts see paychecks nearing $73K, $68K, or $67K.

Employees at Wells Fargo & Co., Fidelity National Information Services (fnis), and Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) can also expect below-average earnings of $48K, $53K, and $55K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $58,360

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 (+21 percent), Bentonville (+19 percent), Chicago (+16 percent), and Houston (+13 percent). With compensation 11 percent below the national average, Columbus is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Below-median salaries also turn up in Louisville and Buffalo (11 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively).

Programmer Analyst Advice

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

Programmer Analyst in Madison:
"Low pay in later years."
Do not work at the state.

Programmer Analyst in Pewaukee:
"Nothing to say."
Jump as often as possible to learn new skills.

Programmer Analyst in Portland:
Program in your free time to learn new things.

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 216 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
15%
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Skills That Affect Programmer Analyst Salaries

▲5%

▲3%


▼0%

Oracle
▼0%

National Average
$58,000

.NET
▼1%

SQL
▼2%


C++ Programming Language
▼2%

C#
▼3%

ASP.NET Framework
▼3%

Microsoft Word
▼4%

▼5%


C++
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 216 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 8%
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