A Software Programmer earns an average salary of $58,819 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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$38,732 - $89,839
(Median)
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47K
59K
74K
90K
MEDIAN: $58,819
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Software Programmer Total Pay (?
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$12.28 - $50.46
(Median)
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23
33
50
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$38,732 - $89,839  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,205  
Profit Sharing
$515 - $10,193  
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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$36,343 - $94,355  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 793
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.28 - $50.46  
   
Overtime
$16.00 - $47.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,205  
   
Profit Sharing
$515 - $10,193  
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).
)
$36,343 - $94,355  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 793
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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
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San Francisco
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Los Angeles
up arrow 29%
San Diego
up arrow 23%
Portland
up arrow 20%
Dallas
up arrow 7%
Seattle
up arrow 6%
Boston
up arrow 5%
National Average
$59,000
Chicago
up arrow 4%
Houston
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Orlando
up arrow 7%
Austin
up arrow 9%
Phoenix
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Salt Lake City
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Experience Affects Software Programmer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%
National Average
$59,000

Skills That Affect Software Programmer Salaries

.NET
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VB.Net
up arrow 2%
National Average
$59,000
ASP.NET
up arrow 2%
C#
up arrow 2%
C++
up arrow 7%
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SQL
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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
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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