The average pay for a Software Programmer is $60,510 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$40,003 - $97,400
$40K
$61K
$97K
MEDIAN: $60,510
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$14.76 - $49.62
$15
$22
$50
MEDIAN: $21.88
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$40,003 - $97,400  
   
Bonus
$-0.48 - $10,271  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $4,989  
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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$37,712 - $99,839  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 335
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.76 - $49.62  
   
Overtime
$22.43 - $49.21  
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$34K$68K$102K
Bonus
$-0.48 - $10,271  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $4,989  
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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$37,712 - $99,839  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 81

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Job Description for Software Programmer

A software programmer is responsible for programming and coding new types of software for an organization; they usually work on a computer, or a system of computers. They must be adept at programming, data processing, and database management. They do not have any direct contact with customers typically, but the job they perform can impact customers indirectly. Software programmers must have knowledge in coding and database programs such as PHP, ASP.NET and SharePoint 2013.

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Software Programmer Tasks

  • Test and document software for client applications.
  • Write, modify, and debug software for client applications.
  • Write code to create single-threaded or user interface event driven applications, either stand-alone and those which access servers or services.
  • Use source debuggers and visual development environments.

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Pay by Experience Level for Software Programmer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $60,333

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Key Stats for Software Programmer

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.
047
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Software Programmer Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 29%


National Average
$60,000


Skills That Affect Software Programmer Salaries

up arrow 4%

SQL
up arrow 2%

C++ Programming Language
0%

National Average
$60,000

C++
up arrow 3%




C#
up arrow 6%


up arrow 7%


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C
up arrow 11%

up arrow 14%

PHP
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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