Median pay for Entry-Level Programmer Analysts is around $57K annually. Total cash earnings of Entry-Level Programmer Analysts range from $41K on the low end to $80K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $8K and $5K, respectively. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Entry-Level Programmer Analysts who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 81 percent. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most Entry-Level Programmer Analysts like their work and job satisfaction is high. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$41,863 - $76,985
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MEDIAN: $57,420
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$15.07 - $40.78
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$41,863 - $76,985  
   
Bonus
$271.48 - $7,567  
Profit Sharing
$146.81 - $5,401  
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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$41,076 - $79,873  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,383
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$15.07 - $40.78  
   
Overtime
$17.75 - $52.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$271.48 - $7,567  
   
Profit Sharing
$146.81 - $5,401  
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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$41,076 - $79,873  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 184

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Entry-Level Programmer Analysts fill the offices of leading firms The Boeing Company, Federal Express Corporation (FedEx), Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), Matrix Imaging Solutions, and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. The biggest paychecks can be found at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc — the median salary there is $70K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, The Boeing Company, and Geico, top-paying firms where Entry-Level Programmer Analysts rake in a comfortable $68K, $67K, or $61K, respectively.

Workers also receive paychecks lighter than average at Wells Fargo & Co. ($48K), Fidelity National Information Services (fnis) ($53K), and Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) ($54K).

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $57,535

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

For those looking to make money, Entry-Level Programmer Analysts in Seattle enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 33 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Programmer Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+23 percent), Bentonville (+21 percent), Los Angeles (+17 percent), and Chicago (+13 percent). Orlando is the lowest-paying area, 12 percent south of the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Louisville (10 percent less) and Pittsburgh (8 percent less).

Programmer Analyst Advice

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 210 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
15%
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Skills That Affect Programmer Analyst Salaries

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JavaScript
up arrow 4%

Oracle
up arrow 1%

C# Programming Language
0%

.NET
0%

HTML
0%

National Average
$58,000

SQL
up arrow 1%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 1%

ASP.NET Framework
up arrow 1%

C#
up arrow 2%

Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 3%

ASP.NET
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%

C++
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 210 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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