The average pay for a Software Programmer is $60,398 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$39,570 - $96,890
(Median)
$40K
$60K
$97K
MEDIAN: $60,398
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$14.75 - $50.53
(Median)
$15
$22
$51
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$39,570 - $96,890  
   
Bonus
$39.15 - $10,040  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,949  
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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$37,750 - $99,741  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 353
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.75 - $50.53  
   
Overtime
$22.29 - $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
$39.15 - $10,040  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,949  
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).
)
$37,750 - $99,741  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 83
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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 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.
  • Test and document software for client applications.
  • Write, modify, and debug software for client applications.

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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: $59,947

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Experience Affects Software Programmer Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 27%


National Average
$60,000


Skills That Affect Software Programmer Salaries

SQL
up arrow 5%

.NET
up arrow 4%

C++ Programming Language
up arrow 2%

National Average
$60,000

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 2%

JavaScript
up arrow 2%

C++
up arrow 3%

C# Programming Language
up arrow 4%

Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 4%

C#
up arrow 5%

up arrow 7%


up arrow 9%

C
up arrow 10%

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PHP
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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