Software Programmer Salary (United States)

A Software Programmer earns an average salary of $58,673 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 Total Pay (?
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$38,817 - $89,418
(Median)
39K
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59K
73K
89K
MEDIAN: $58,673
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Software Programmer Total Pay (?
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$12.43 - $51.05
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$38,817 - $89,418  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,763  
Profit Sharing
$494.93 - $10,110  
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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$36,742 - $95,208  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 865
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$12.43 - $51.05  
   
Overtime
$17.31 - $50.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,763  
   
Profit Sharing
$494.93 - $10,110  
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).
)
$36,742 - $95,208  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 865
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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.

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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 30%
San Diego
up arrow 24%
Portland
up arrow 22%
Seattle
up arrow 10%
Boston
up arrow 4%
Dallas
up arrow 3%
National Average
$59,000
Chicago
up arrow 2%
Houston
up arrow 6%
Atlanta
up arrow 8%
Salt Lake City
up arrow 12%
Phoenix
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Experience Affects Software Programmer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%
National Average
$59,000

Skills That Affect Software Programmer Salaries

Java/J2EE
up arrow 6%
jQuery
up arrow 5%
VB.Net
up arrow 3%
.NET
up arrow 2%
National Average
$59,000
ASP.NET
up arrow 1%
C#
up arrow 3%
C++
up arrow 7%
up arrow 7%
SQL
up arrow 10%
Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 10%
C
up arrow 10%
up arrow 12%
PHP
up arrow 19%

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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
16%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 19%
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