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Software Programmer Salary (United States)

A Software Programmer earns an average salary of $58,956 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience.
Software Programmer Salary (?
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$38,904 - $89,443
(Median)
39K
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59K
74K
89K
MEDIAN: $58,956
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Software Programmer Salary (?
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$12.88 - $52.75
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$38,904 - $89,443  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,788  
Profit Sharing
$412.17 - $10,121  
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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$36,983 - $94,934  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 761
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$12.88 - $52.75  
   
Overtime
$17.88 - $50.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,788  
   
Profit Sharing
$412.17 - $10,121  
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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$36,983 - $94,934  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 165
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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
  • Write, modify, and debug software.
  • Design and develop application components.
  • Test and document software.
  • Analyze requirements and transform them into technical designs.

Common Career Paths for Software Programmer

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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

New York
up arrow 29%
San Diego
up arrow 23%
Portland
up arrow 22%
Seattle
up arrow 7%
Boston
up arrow 4%
Dallas
up arrow 3%
National Average
$59,000
Houston
up arrow 1%
Chicago
up arrow 2%
Austin
up arrow 2%
Atlanta
up arrow 8%
Miami
up arrow 8%
Salt Lake City
up arrow 12%
Phoenix
up arrow 16%
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Experience Affects Software Programmer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%
National Average
$59,000

Skills That Affect Software Programmer Salaries

jQuery
up arrow 8%
Java/J2EE
up arrow 6%
VB.Net
up arrow 2%
.NET
up arrow 1%
National Average
$59,000
C#
up arrow 2%
Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 2%
ASP.NET
up arrow 3%
SQL
up arrow 5%
C++
up arrow 7%
up arrow 7%
C
up arrow 8%
up arrow 13%
PHP
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
17%
female alumni
 
Male
83%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 18%