Average Entry-Level Programmer Analysts make around $58K annually. In the world of Entry-Level Programmer Analysts, total cash compensation can vary between $41K and $80K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $8K and $5K, respectively. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$42,075 - $77,162
$42K
$58K
$77K
MEDIAN: $57,818
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$15.71 - $42.00
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$25
$42
MEDIAN: $25.15
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$42,075 - $77,162  
   
Bonus
$294.41 - $7,743  
Profit Sharing
$150.00 - $5,350  
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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$41,372 - $80,155  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,368
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$15.71 - $42.00  
   
Overtime
$18.75 - $55.89  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$294.41 - $7,743  
   
Profit Sharing
$150.00 - $5,350  
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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$41,372 - $80,155  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 179

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The Boeing Company, Federal Express Corporation (FedEx), Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, and Matrix Imaging Solutions are among the top companies that take on many 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 $70K, $68K, or $67K.

Wells Fargo & Co., Fidelity National Information Services (fnis), and Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) also scrape the bottom of the pay scale, with median earnings hovering around $48K, $53K, and $55K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $58,068

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

Home to some of the best pay for Entry-Level Programmer Analysts, Seattle offers exceptional salaries, 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 (+20 percent), Houston (+15 percent), and Los Angeles (+14 percent). In Columbus, salaries are 11 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers in Louisville and Buffalo also lean toward paying below-median salaries (10 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 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
20 %
Male
80 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 215 votes.
072
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
15%
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Skills That Affect Programmer Analyst Salaries

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C# Programming Language
0%

HTML
0%

Oracle
0%

National Average
$58,000

SQL
up arrow 1%

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C++ Programming Language
up arrow 1%


ASP.NET Framework
up arrow 2%

C#
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%

up arrow 5%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 5%

C++
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 215 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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